Laboratory of Molecular Spectroscopy (IMRAM)
We are looking for good students, who are interested in something new, something strange, and something useful. The students synthesize molecules, run spectroscopic measurements, analyze the data, and find out new phenomena. We like cheerful and active students in all countries who love Japan.
Metal Complex, Protein, Excited State, Photo-chemistry, Photo-physics, Electron Spin, Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), Time-resolved EPR, Pulsed EPR
Correlations between structural & dynamic properties and functions of composite molecules including metal complexes, excited states, and proteins are studied by means of advanced EPR. Techniques such as highly time-resolved & pulsed high frequency EPR, high MW power & 2D pulsed EPR are now being developed in our laboratory.
1. Studies of excited triplet states and ion pairs by highly time-resolved high field EPR.
2. Correlation of structure and function in biological systems (PS I/II, troponin) using EPR.
3. Development of advanced EPR (high MW power, pulsed, and high frequency) techniques.
1) Substituent Effect on g-Tensor : Multi-frequency ESR Study and DFT Calculation of Polycrystalline Phenoxyl Radical Derivatives in Diamagnetic Crystals, T. Yamaji, I. SM Saiful, M. Baba, S. Yamauchi and J. Yamauchi, J. Phys. Chem. A 2007, 111, 4612-4619.
2) Development of a Control System for Pulsed-Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometers, Y. Mizuta, S. Kazama, Y. Ohba, Y. Yamamoto, Y. Shmoyama, Rev. Sci. Inst. 2008, 79, 44705 1-8.
3) Vibrational Assignment of the Flavin-Cysteinyl Adduct in a Signaling State of the LOV Domain in FKF1, S. Kikuchi, M. Unno, K. Zikihara, S. Tokutomi, and S. Yamauchi, J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 2913-2921.