Chemical Dynamics and Spectroscopy

The Chemical Dynamics and Spectroscopy Group consists of 6 principal investigators and 2 adjunct research fellows. The research objectives of this group are to provide a better understanding of (1) the structure and chemical behaviors of highly reactive polyatomic radicals and transient species, (2) the microscopic details of the mechanisms and dynamics of elementary chemical reactions and primary photodissociation processes, and (3) the applications of the above in complicated systems, like atmospheric chemistry, MALDI, and carbohydrate mass spectrometry.

Short-lived Criegee intermediates play an important role in atmospheric chemistry. Jim Jr-Min Lin is studying the spectroscopy and reaction kinetics of Criegee intermediates at near atmospheric conditions by using transient absorption technique. Chi-Kung Ni investigates the dissociation mechanism of carbohydrates and develops a simple and rapid method for de novo structural determination of oligosaccharide. Yuan Tseh Lee and Chi-Kung Ni used various ion imaging and crossed molecular beam technologies to investigate the mechanism of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization and proposed a thermally induced proton transfer model to explain the ion generation. Kaito Takahashi's research interest is to understand anion hydration as well as to clarify aspects that determine gas phase chemical reactions. Recently, he has been calculating the reactivity of Criegee intermediates to understand its atmospheric relevance. Pei-Ling Luo is interested in gas sensing, laser spectroscopy and investigation of important species in atmospheric chemistry with broadband laser sources. Jer-Lai Kuo's group uses theoretical and computational tools to investigate the structure and properties of molecular crystals and 2D materials. 

Wen-Bih Tzeng applies the two-color resonant two-photon ionization and mass-analyzed threshold ionization techniques to study various isomers of multiply substituted benzenes and some organometallic sandwich molecules. New information about the electronically excited species and cations are obtained.

The adjunct faculty, King-Chuen Lin's research interest is stereodynamics of oriented chiral molecules and single molecule spectroscopy in bio-related application.

Jer-Lai Kuo

Research Fellow
MOLECULAR AND MATERIAL MODELING LAB

Jim Jr-Min Lin

Research Fellow
Atmospheric Chemistry and Reaction Dynamics Laboratory

Chi-Kung Ni

Research Fellow
Carbohydrate Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Wen-Bih Tzeng

Research Fellow
ION SPECTROSCOPY LABORATORY

Kaito Takahashi

Associate Research Fellow
THEORETICAL CHEMICAL REACTION DYNAMICS LABORATORY

Pei-Ling Luo

Assistant Research Fellow
Broadband Laser and Applied Spectroscopy Laboratory

Yuan-Tseh Lee

President Emeritus

Kopin Liu

Distinguished Visiting Chair
CHEMICAL DYNAMICS LABORATORY

Yen-Chu Hsu

Adjunct Research Fellow
LASER SPECTROSCOPY LABORATORY OF TRANSIENT MOLECULES

King-Chuen Lin

Professor
Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

REACTION DYNAMICS AND LASER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
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