Dr. Peter Chen, Professor of Chemistry, was awarded a 3 year grant from NSF entitled, Excellence in Research: Development of High Resolution Coherent 2D Rovibrational Spectroscopy. Dr. Chen’s project will develop a new high resolution coherent multidimensional spectroscopic technique that can deal with mixtures and can be used for studying a broad range of systems, such as mechanisms for reactions directly above a heterogeneous catalyst. The construction and development of this high resolution coherent multidimensional rovibrational spectrometer should provide a new tool that could be used for a wide range of applications and problems, beyond that of solving narrowly defined problems in the field of spectroscopy. The tool would be useful when dealing with mixtures that are important for chemical synthesis, catalysis, combustion diagnostics, atmospheric science, etc. This project would provide Spelman students with opportunities to engage in stimulating, cutting-edge, graduate-level research projects.
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