Physical, Theoretical & Computational

Applications of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy to Chemistry, Biology, and Materials (#370)

Coherent multidimensional spectroscopy (CMDS) is a rapidly expanding methodology that has great potential for many areas of science. The dream of an electronic and vibrational analogue to NMR started with the discovery of the laser and it is now becoming a reality. Just as NMR has a plethora of methodologies with different capabilities, so also does CMDS. CMDS promises to have much higher resolution, selectivity, and range of applications than conventional electronic and vibrational spectroscopies. Despite its promise, the methodology is foreign to most scientists. This symposium will describe the multiple tools of CMDS, highlight how it works, and show it can address problems in chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and medicine. The symposium brings together the leading young and senior CMDS researchers in the world who will describe time- and frequency-domain methodologies, including multiresonant CMDS, 2D IR spectroscopy, 2D electronic spectroscopy, infrared 2D FT electronic spectroscopy, coherent dual-frequency 2D IR spectroscopy, and 2D SFG spectroscopy. The symposium includes applications in photovoltaics, catalytic solar fuel production, molecular dynamics theories, exciton dynamics in organic and nanostructures, water structure, quantum confined systems and interfaces, vibrational energy transfers, ion dynamics, photosynthetic antenna complexes, peptides, protein-protein structure and dynamics, and drug and medical fields. The symposium provides an excellent venue for forming direct connections between workers in all fields of science with the best researchers in this exciting, emerging field.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015