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
Reorientation-induced relaxation of free OH at the air/water interface revealed by ultrafast heterodyne-detected nonlinear spectroscopy
K. Inoue, M. Ahmed, S. Nihonyanagi, and T. Tahara, Nat. Communs. 11, 5344 (2020).
Tracking photoinduced Au–Au bond formation through transient terahertz vibrations observed by femtosecond time-domain Raman spectroscopy
H. Kuramochi, S. Takeuchi, M. Iwamura, K. Nozaki, and T. Tahara, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 19296-19303 (2019).
Microsecond conformational dynamics of biopolymer revealed by dynamic-quenching two-dimensional fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy with single dye-labeling
B. Sarkar, K. Ishii, and T. Tahara, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10, 5536-5541 (2019).
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.
2020-02-12NEWSProf. Tahara has received Mizushima-Raman Lecture Award, “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Chemistry in the area of molecular spectroscopy,”
2020-02-12NEWSProf. Tahara gave a invited lecture at Mizushima Raman Lecture, 26th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-26) (2020/02/08, Vellore, India)
2019-11-07NEWSProf. Tahara gave a keynote lecture at Nature Conference on Functional Dynamics -Visualizing Molecules in Action (2019/11/06-08, Arizona, USA)