Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Andrew Kucher

Postdoctoral Appointment
Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University
B.S. Chemistry
The College of New Jersey

Research Interests

Development of mass spectrometry instrumentation and techniques for biological, forensic and materials analysis. The application of novel laser ionization methods to improve the sensitivity of secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS).

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania State University Robert's Fellow 2005
  • The College of New Jersey Merit Scholar 2001

Selected (Recent) Publications

  1. Andrew Kucher, Andreas Wucher, and Nicholas Winograd, Strong Field Ionization of β-Estradiol in the IR: Strategies to Optimize Molecular Post-Ionization in Secondary Neutral Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014 Accepted.
  2. Andrew Kucher, Lauren M. Jackson, Jordan O. Lerach, A. N. Bloom, N. J. Popczun, Andreas Wucher, and Nicholas Winograd, Near Infrared (NIR) Strong Field Ionization and Imaging of C60 Sputtered Molecules: Overcoming Matrix Effects and Improving Sensitivity. Analytical Chemistry, 2014 86 (17), 8613-8620.
  3. Lars Breuer, Andrew Kucher, Matthias Herder, Andreas Wucher, and Nicholas Winograd, Formation of Neutral InmCn Clusters under C60 Ion Bombardment of Indium. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2014 118 (37), 8542-8552.
  4. Andrew Kucher, Nicholas Winograd, Strong Field Ionization of C60 Sputtered Neutral Molecules Using 1015 W/cm2 of fs IR Radiation. Surface and Interface Analysis, 2013 (45), 510-512.

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