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
Tracking ultrafast structural dynamics by time-domain Raman spectroscopy
H. Kuramochi and T. Tahara (Perspective), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 143, 9699-9717 (2021).
Microsecond folding of preQ1 riboswitch and its biological significance revealed by two-dimensional fluorescence lifetime correlation spectroscopy
B. Sarkar, K. Ishii, and T. Tahara, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 143, 7968-7978 (2021).
The photochemical reaction of phenol becomes ultrafast at the air–water interface
R. Kusaka, S. Nihonyanagi and T. Tahara, Nat. Chem. 13, 306–311 (2021).
2021-07-08NEWSA perspective written by Dr. Kuramochi and Prof. Tahara has been published in JACS as front cover article.
2021-06-18NEWSProf. Tahara gave an invited lecture at 20th International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS2021) webniar (2021/06/13, Michigan, USA)
2021-06-18NEWSProf. Tahara gave an invited lecture at CMDSonline (2021/05/07, Groningen, The Netherlands)
2021-04-16NEWSNature Chemistry picked our time-resolved HD-VSFG study of ultrafast photoreaction dynamics on the water surface for the cover of the April issue.