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Anne Marie March



Dr. March is a Physicist in the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Group in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division.  Her current research interests include fundamental light-matter interactions, the dynamics of photoexcited molecules in solutions, ultrafast X-ray techniques, and laser control of chemical reactions.  She has expertise in time-resolved X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies, ultrafast lasers, and nonlinear optics and has developed MHz-repetition-rate laser-pump, X-ray-probe measurement techniques at beamline 7ID of the Advanced Photon Source.


  • Ph.D., Physics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2009
  • B.A., Physics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 2000

Selected Publications

  • T. J. Penfold et al., Revealing hole trapping in zinc oxide nanoparticles by time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy,” Nat. Commun. 9, 478 (2018).
  • A. M. March et al., Probing transient valence orbital changes with picosecond valence-to-core X-ray emission spectroscopy,” J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 2620-2626 (2017). 
  • A. M. March et al., Feasibility of valence-to-core X-ray emission spectroscopy for tracking transient species,” J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 14571-14578 (2015).
  • G. Vankó et al., Detailed characterization of a nanosecond-lived excited state:  X-ray and theoretical investigation of the quintet state in photoexcited [Fe(terpy)2]2+,” J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 5888-5902 (2015).
  • G. Vankó et al., Spin-state studies with XES and RIXS:  From static to ultrafast,” J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom188, 166-171 (2013).
  • K. Haldrup et al., Guest-host interactions investigated by time-resolved X-ray spectroscopies and scattering at MHz rates:  solvation dynamics and photoinduced spin transition in aqueous [Fe(bipy)3]2+,” J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 9878-9887 (2012).
  • A. M. March et al., Development of high-repetition-rate laser pump/x-ray probe methodologies for synchrotron facilities,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 073110 (2011).