Physical, Theoretical & Computational

Latest Development of Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (#187)

We discuss the present practice and the bright future of both linear and non-linear vibrational spectroscopy in an open, friendly, and frank atmosphere. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy has a long history and is used as a major method of analysis in most of the scientific laboratories. At the same time, however, vibrational spectroscopy is still growing rapidly. We use linear and non-linear vibrational spectroscopy and high-level quantum chemical calculations for studying isolated molecules and molecular complexes, liquids, solutions, self-organizing structures including monolayers and biomembranes, reaction intermediates, interfaces, and living cells. It is now possible to record vibrational spectra of molecular species with a lifetime of 100 fs or spectra from a few molecules on metal nanostructure surfaces. Two-dimensional images obtained by vibrational spectroscopy are effective in monitoring cell activities and in diagnosing diseases. More than thirty researchers from seven countries in the Pacific Rim will give invited talks on the latest development of his or her research. Contributed papers will be presented in an oral session or in a poster session. This symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for us to learn the latest developments of advanced vibrational spectroscopy and to discuss the future direction of this fruitful research field. We welcome contribution from all the people who are interested in vibrational spectroscopy.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015