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Photochemistry and Spectroscopy Department

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Dominant research topics:

 

 

The achievements of the Department in recent years include:

 

Elucidation of mechanisms of tautomerism in porphycenes

 

Observation of various ground and excited state phenomena induced by hydrogen bonds

  

 Bioanalytical applications of Raman/SERS spectroscopy

  

Supersonic jet studies of structure, stoichiometry, photophysics, and photochemistry of water and alcohol complexes

 

Detection and elucidation of processes of phototautomerism and photochromism in ß-thioxoketones and Schiff bases

 

Discovery of many new systems which exhibit photoinduced single or double proton transfer

 

Observation of mode-specificity in tautomerization and  proton tunneling

 

Elucidation of factors governing electrochemiluminescence (ECL) and the quest for systems characterised by particularly high ECL efficiency

 

Studies on spectroscopy, structure, and reactivity of astrophysically significant molecules

 

Development of techniques based on polarized light

 

Design and construction of instruments for ultrafast spectroscopy

 

Development of single molecule spectroscopy and microscopy techniques

 

Modeling of the structure of microenvironment

 

Efficient syntheses of porphycenes

 

Syntheses of new luminophores