Spectroscopy is the "eyes" of modern science, and hence it plays essential roles in a variety of research fields covering physics, chemistry, and biology. We develop and utilize the most advanced spectroscopy for molecular science of complex systems in the condensed phase. To elucidate a variety of complex phenomena occurring in the condensed phase, we need to clarify the electronic and vibrational states of molecules, the response of surroundings, and the fluctuation and dissipation of energy behind. Based on this view, we carry our fundamental research using the most advanced linear/nonlinear spectroscopic methods with most suitable time- and space-resolution for the problems to be studied.
Director: Tahei Tahara
Probing the early stages of photoreception in photoactive yellow protein with ultrafast time-domain Raman spectroscopy
H. Kuramochi, S. Takeuchi, K. Yonezawa, H. Kamikubo, M. Kataoka, and T. Tahara, Nat. Chem. 9, 660-666 (2017).
Femtosecond hydrogen-bond dynamics of bulk-like and bound water at positively and negatively charged lipid interfaces revealed by 2D HD-VSFG spectroscopy
P. C. Singh, K. Inoue, S. Nihonyanagi, S. Yamaguchi, and T. Tahara, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 10621-10625 (2016).
Partially hydrated electrons at the air/water interface observed by UV-excited time-resolved heterodyne-detected vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy
K. Matsuzaki, R. Kusaka, S. Nihonyanagi, S. Yamaguchi, T. Nagata, and T. Tahara, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 7551-7557 (2016).
2019-03-22NEWSDr. Kuramochi has received the 13th PCCP Prize.
2019-03-04NEWSProf. Tahara gave an Invited lecture at IIT Kampur.
2018-09-21NEWSDr. Sakaguchi has received an award at Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan.