Transient Vibrational Spectroscopy

Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS) is a powerful technique for observing the excited-state structural evolution of a system. First, a photochemical process is initiated by pumping the system with a femtosecond actinic pulse. Then, stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) is used to probe the vibrational spectrum of the excited-state surface. The SRS probe uses a picosecond Raman pump and broadband femtosecond Raman probe pulse.  Changing the time delay between the actinic pump and the SRS probe allows one to probe the evolution of the vibrational spectrum on the excited-state surface.

 

These experiments are being done in collaboration with Tullio Scopigno and the Femtoscopy Lab at the University of Rome-La Sapienza.

 

 


Elles Group Highlights
  • A paper involving our collaboration with the Boskovic group is published in JOC (a new journal for this group!).
  • Visiting student Jamie Somers joins the group from Dublin City University for summer research. Welcome!
  • Our group is awarded beam time for ultrafast x-ray experiments at the LCLS in August.
  • Kristen wins the Takeru and Aya Higuchi Graduate Scholarship in Physical Chemistry. Great work, Kristen!
  • PJ wins the Cornelius McCollum Scholarship. Nice work, PJ!
  • Jessica and Rob earn departmental awards, great job!
  • Jessica presents a research poster for the Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Symposium.
  • Jessica Bair will attend graduate school at Chalmers University in Sweden. Good luck, Jessica!
  • Rob Castaneda will attend graduate school at the Univeristy of North Carolina. Good luck, Rob!
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