Development of Multidimensional Resonance Raman Spectroscopies for Studies of Photochemical Dynamics

Research project

Description

Methods for conducting multidimensional resonance Raman spectroscopies that employ either four or five incident laser beams will be developed in the proposed research. The general goal of the approach is to eliminate much of the undesired background light that is present in the three-beam geometries typically used to carry out these types of experiments. Such background suppression will facilitate multidimensional representations of the signals that expose details of reaction mechanisms. The techniques will be used to investigate photodissociation, internal conversion, energy transfer, and electron transfer processes in heme proteins.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/158/31/18

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

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internal conversion
photodissociation
electron transfer
Raman spectroscopy
energy transfer
retarding
laser beams
proteins
conduction
geometry