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”Climate change in a shoebox: Right result, wrong physics,”Download pdf
Paul Wagoner, Chunhua Liu and R.G. Tobin, Am. J. Phys. 78, 536 (2010).
”The role of oxygen in hydrogen sensing by a platinum-gate silicon carbide gas sensor:  An ultrahigh vacuum study,”Download pdf
Y.H. Kahng, W. Lu, R.G. Tobin, R. Loloee and R.N. Ghosh, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 064511 (2009).
”Effects of interadsorbate interactions on surface resistivity: Oxygen on sulfur-predosed Cu(100),” Download pdf
Chang Liu and R.G. Tobin, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 244702 (2008).
 “On the potential of a chemical Bonds:  Possible effects of steroids on home run production in baseball,”Download pdf
 R.G. Tobin, Am. J. Phys. 76, 15 (2008).
“Surface chemistry of sulfur on a Pt/SiO2/SiC gas sensor,” Download pdf
Y.H. Kahng, R.G. Tobin, R. Loloee and R.N. Ghosh, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 064505 (2007).
"Bonding-site dependence of surface resistivity: CO on epitaxial Cu(100) films,” Download pdf
Chang Liu and R.G. Tobin, J. Chem. Phys. 126, 124705 (2007).
"Unusual adsorption kinetics of formic acid on Cu(100) studied by dc resistance and nonresonant infrared reflectance changes,"
C.-L. Hsu, E.F. McCullen and R.G. Tobin, Surf. Sci. 542, 120 (2003).
"A surface-science-based model for the selectivity of platinum-gold electrodes in zirconia-based NOx sensors," D.C. Skelton, R.G. Tobin, D.K. Lambert, C.L. DiMaggio and G.B. Fisher, Sensors and Actuators B:  Chemical 96, 46 (2003).
"Intralayer interaction effects on surface resistivity:  Sulfur and oxygen on Cu(100),"
 R.G. Tobin, Surf. Sci. 524, 183 (2003).
"Mechanisms of adsorbate-induced surface resistivity – experimental and theoretical developments,"
R.G. Tobin, Surf. Sci. 502-503, 374 (2002).
"Electron density changes and the surface resistivity of thin metal films:  Oxygen on Cu(100)"
E.F. McCullen, C.-L. Hsu and R.G. Tobin, Surf. Sci. 481, 198 (2001).
“Suppression of nitrogen oxide dissociation by gold on Pt(335),”
D.C. Skelton, Hong Wang, R.G. Tobin, David K. Lambert, Craig L. DiMaggio and Galen B. Fisher, J. Phys. Chem. B. 105, 204 (2001).
“Suppression of water formation over stepped Pt(335) by Au,”
D.C. Skelton, R.G. Tobin, Galen B. Fisher, David K. Lambert and Craig L. DiMaggio, J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 548 (2000).
“Evidence for an adsorbate-dependent mechanism for surface resistivity:  Formic acid, oxygen and CO on Cu(100),”
Ching-Ling Hsu, E.F. McCullen and R.G. Tobin, Chem. Phys. Lett. 316, 336 (2000).
“Oxygen exchange between NO gas and adsorbed atomic oxygen on Pt(335),"
Hong Wang, R.G. Tobin, Galen B. Fisher, Craig L. DiMaggio, and David K. Lambert, Surf. Sci. 440, 429 (1999).
 “Oxidation of CO on gold-covered Pt(335),”
D.C. Skelton, R.G. Tobin, Galen B. Fisher, David K. Lambert and Craig L. DiMaggio, J. Phys. Chem. 103, 964 (1999).
“Ultrahigh vacuum sample transfer system with multiple electrical connections and grazing optical access,”
E.T. Krastev and R.G. Tobin, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 16, 743 (1998).
“Multiple mechanisms for adsorbate-induced resistivity:  Oxygen and formate on Cu(100),”
E.T. Krastev, D.E. Kuhl and R.G. Tobin, Surf. Sci. Lett. 387, L1051 (1997).
"Reactions of N and NO on Pt(335),”Download pdf
Hong Wang, R.G. Tobin, Craig L. DiMaggio, Galen B. Fisher, and David K. Lambert, J. Chem. Phys. 107, 9569 (1997).
"Adsorption and dissociation of oxygen on Pt(335),"
Hong Wang, R.G. Tobin, David K. Lambert, Craig L. DiMaggio and Galen B. Fisher, Surf. Sci. 372, 267 (1997).
"Coverage-, temperature-, and frequency-dependent broadband infrared reflectance change induced by CO adsorption on Pt(111),"
D.E. Kuhl, K.C. Lin, Chilhee Chung, J.S. Luo, Hong Wang and R.G. Tobin, Chem. Phys. 205, 1 (1996).
"Surface morphology and electric conductivity of epitaxial Cu(100) films grown on H-terminated Si(100)," Download pdf
E.T. Krastev, L.D. Voice and R.G. Tobin, J. Appl. Phys. 79, 6865 (1996).
"Epitaxy above 10-5 Torr:  A student’s introduction to thin film growth and characterization,"
M. Longiaru, E.T. Krastev and R.G. Tobin, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 14, 2875 (1996).
"CO on Pt(335):  Electric field screening on a stepped surface,"Download pdf
Hong Wang, R.G. Tobin, David K. Lambert, Galen B. Fisher and Craig L. DiMaggio, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 2711 (1995).
"Infrared spectroscopy of oxygen and formate on Cu(100):  Broadband reflectance and low-frequency vibrations,"
K.C. Lin, R.G. Tobin and P. Dumas, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 13, 1579 (1995).
"H-CO interactions on the terraces and step edges of a stepped Pt surface,"
Hong Wang, R.G. Tobin, David K. Lambert, Galen B. Fisher and Craig L. DiMaggio, Surf. Sci. 330, 173 (1995).
"On the design of capillary and effusive gas dosers for surface science," Download pdf
D.E. Kuhl and R.G. Tobin, Rev. Sci. Instr., 66, 3016 (1995)
"Coadsorption of hydrogen and low-coverage CO on Pt(335):  Structure and vibrational Stark effect," Download pdf
Hong Wang, R.G. Tobin and David K. Lambert, J. Chem. Phys. 101, 4277 (1994).
"Adsorbate-induced changes in the broadband IR reflectance of a metal:  Oxygen on Cu(100),"Download pdf
K.C. Lin, R.G. Tobin and P. Dumas, Phys. Rev. B 49, 17 273 (1994); Phys. Rev. B 50, 17 760 (1994).
"A zero-profile differentially pumped window for ultrahigh vacuum," 
R.G. Tobin, C. Chung and J.S. Luo, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A.12, 264 (1994).
"Comment on:  'Surface resistivity and vibrational damping in adsorbed layers',"Download pdf
 R.G. Tobin, Phys. Rev. B 48, 15 468 (1993).
"Stabilization of a multimode He-Ne laser:  A vivid demonstration of thermal feedback,"  Download pdf
Ferdinand Stanek, R.G. Tobin and C.L. Foiles, Am. J. Phys. 61, 932 (1993).
"CO on Pt(335):  Vibrational overtones and site dependence of the vibrational Stark effect,"Download pdf 
J.S. Luo, R.G. Tobin, David K. Lambert, Galen B. Fisher and Craig L. DiMaggio, J. Chem. Phys. 99, 1347 (1993).
"Adsorbate-induced changes in the infrared reflectance and resistivity of metals," Download pdf
K.C. Lin, R.G. Tobin, P. Dumas, C.J. Hirschmugl and G.P. Williams, Phys. Rev. B 48, 2791 (1993).
"Electric field screening in an adsorbed layer:  CO on Pt(111)," 
J.S. Luo, R.G. Tobin, and David K. Lambert, Chem. Phys. Lett. 204, 445 (1993).
"Synchrotron FIR study of the interaction of potassium and oxygen on Cu:  I. Alkali promoted oxidation of Cu(100),"
F.M. Hoffmann, K.C. Lin, R.G. Tobin, C.J. Hirschmugl, G.P. Williams and P. Dumas, Surf. Sci. Lett. 275, L675 (1992).
"Asymmetric lines and background shifts in reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy,"Download pdf
R.G. Tobin, Phys. Rev. B 45, 12110 (1992).
"CO adsorption site occupation on Pt(335):  A quantitative investigation using TPD and EELS,"
J.S. Luo, R.G. Tobin, David K. Lambert, Galen B. Fisher and Craig L. DiMaggio, Surf. Sci. 274, 53 (1992).
"A compact positron source using a microtron accelerator,"
E.D. Shaw, A.P. Mills, Jr., R.J. Chichester, M. Leventhal, D. Zuckerman, E.E. Chaban, T.E. Kovacs and R.G. Tobin, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B56/57, 568 (1991).
"CO on Pt(335) and Pt(111):  Vibrational Stark effect and electron energy loss investigation," 
J.S. Luo, R.G. Tobin, David K. Lambert, Frederick T. Wagner, and Thomas E. Moylan, J. Electron Spectrosc. and Related Phenom. 54/55, 469 (1990).
"CO on Pt(335):  Vibrational Stark effect, mode coupling, and local field effects on a stepped surface,"
David K. Lambert and R.G. Tobin, Surf. Sci. 232, 149 (1990).
"Infrared spectroscopy of adsorbates on metals:  Direct absorption and emission,"
P.L.Richards and R.G. Tobin, in Vibrational Spectroscopy of Molecules on Surfaces, Vol. 4 of Methods of Surface Characterization, edited by J.T. Yates, Jr. and T.E. Madey (Plenum Press, New York, 1987).
"Summary Abstract:  The vibrational line shapes of CO on Pt(111) studied by infrared emission spectroscopy,"
R.G. Tobin and P.L. Richards, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A5, 454 (1987).
"Vibrational linewidths of adsorbed molecules:  experimental considerations and results,"
R.G. Tobin, Surf. Sci., 183, 226 (1987).
"An infrared emission study of the C=O stretch vibration of bridge-bonded CO on Pt(111),"
R.G. Tobin, R.B. Phelps and P.L. Richards, Surf. Sci., 183, 427 (1987).
"An infrared emission study of the molecule-substrate mode of CO on Pt(111),"
R.G. Tobin and P.L. Richards, Surf. Sci. 179, 387 (1987).
"Interaction of CO molecules with evaporated silver, gold, and copper films:  An infrared spectroscopic investigation using a thermal detection technique,"
P. Dumas, R.G. Tobin, and P.L. Richards, J. Electron Spectrosc. and Relat. Phenom. 39, 183 (1986).
"Study of adsorption states and interactions of CO on evaporated noble metal surfaces by infrared absorption spectroscopy:  II. Gold and copper,"
P. Dumas, R.G. Tobin, and P.L. Richards, Surf. Sci. 171, 579 (1986).
"Study of adsorption states and interactions of CO on evaporated noble metal surfaces by infared absorption spectroscopy:  I. Silver,"
P. Dumas, R.G. Tobin, and P.L. Richards, Surf. Sci. 171, 555 (1986).
"The C=O stretching vibration of CO on Ni(100) by infrared emission spectroscopy,"
R.G. Tobin, S. Chiang, P.A. Thiel, and P.L. Richards, Surf. Sci. 140, 393 (1984).
"The molecule-substrate vibration of CO on Ni(100) studied by infrared emission spectroscopy," Download pdf
S. Chiang, R.G. Tobin, P.L. Richards, and P.A. Thiel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 648 (1984).
"Vibrational spectroscopy of chemisorbed molecules by infrared emission spectroscopy,"
S. Chiang, R.G. Tobin, and P.L. Richards, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A2, 1069 (1984).
"Infrared spectra of CO adsorbed at low temperatures on Ni,"
Harry J. Levinson, R.G. Tobin, and P.L. Richards, J. Electron Spectrosc. and Relat. Phenom., 30, 64 (1983).
"Infrared emission spectroscopy of CO on Ni,"
S. Chiang, R.G. Tobin, and P.L. Richards, J. Electron Spectrosc. and Relat. Phenom., 29, 113 (1983).
"Integral glass covering of spacecraft solar cells by electrostatic bonding,"
P.R. Younger, G.A. Landis, and R.G. Tobin, Fourteenth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists' Conference, 1240 (1980).
"Development of glass encapsulation techniques for terrestrial photovoltaic arrays,"
P.R. Younger, R.G. Tobin, G.A. Landis, W.S. Kreisman, and M.J. Nowlan, Fourteenth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists' Conference, 96 (1980).