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MSC Colloquium J. McGarvey


06 April 2006 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
John J. McGarvey
John J. McGarvey
Speaker: Professor John J. McGarvey
Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast , Belfast / Northern Ireland

Laser Spectroscopy and Raman Scattering:

Some Recent Studies, from Excited States to Biomedicine
Date: Thu Apr 6, 2006
Start: 16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080

Laser spectroscopy, allied with other probe techniques, continues to find wide application for the study of chemical and biological systems.

This lecture will focus on the use of Raman and resonanceRaman scattering techniques for the investigation of a variety of species and situations, ranging from the excited states of metal complexes which may function as DNA intercalators or as the basis ofmemory and display devices, to the study of photoreceptor degeneration in retinal tissue. The timescales employed span the range from picoseconds to seconds.Species having potential as memory or display devices include spin-crossover complexes of Fe(II) which exhibit thermo- and photochromism and can undergo bi-directional photo-induced electronic spin state switching. The use of Raman microscopy for retinal and other biomedically related studies will be discussed.
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