Multidimensional Molecular Spectroscopy
Our work aims at deciphering energy transfer pathways and mechanisms in molecules and molecular aggregates. The timescale of such processes is defined by the speed of atomic motion in such molecules, namely in the femtosecond (10-15 second) range. This renders time-resolved laser spectroscopy with femtosecond pulses the method of choice, allowing us to describe the crucial role of molecular vibrations in energy transfer of photosynthetic light harvesting complexes.
5 relevant catalysis publications:
Quantum biology revisited, J. Cao, R. J. Cogdell, D. F.Coker, H.-G. Duan, J. Hauer, U. Kleinekathöfer, T. L. C. Jansen, T. Mančal, R. J. D. Miller, J. P. Ogilvie, V. I. Prokhorenko, T. Renger, H.-S. Tan, R. Tempelaar, M. Thorwart, E. Thyrhaug, S. Westenhoff, D. Zigmantas, Sci. Adv. 2020, 6, eaaz4888.
The full dynamics of energy relaxation in large organic molecules: from photo-excitation to solvent heating, V. Balevičius Jr, T. Wei, D. Di Tommaso, D. Abramavicius, J. Hauer, T. Polívka, C. D. P. Duffy, Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 4792–4804.
Challenges facing an understanding of the nature of low-energy excited states in photosynthesis, J. R. Reimers, M. Biczysko, D. Bruce, D. F. Coker, T. J. Frankcombe, H. Hashimoto, J. Hauer, R. Jankowiak, T. Kramer, J. Linnanto, F. Mamedov, F. Müh, M. Rätsep, T. Renger, S. Styring, J. Wan, Z. Wang, Z.-Y. Wang-Otomo, Y.-X. Weng, C. Yang, J.-P. Zhang, A. Freiberg, E. Krausz, Biochim. Biophys. Acta, Bioenerg. 2016, 1857, 1627–1640.