The molecular spectroscopy sub-group carries out vibrational and rotational spectroscopic analyses on experimental data obtained primarily in the infrared (IR), Raman, and microwave (MW) region, as well as developing quantum mechanical methods for theoretical support of these analyses. Gas phase spectra in the visible and ultraviolet region (Vis-UV) are treated in the Biophysics Group.
This sub-group consists of five retirees (guest workers) with different interests: J. T. Hougen (theory), M. E. Jacox (matrix isolation spectra in the IR and Vis-UV), W. J. Lafferty (gas-phase IR), F. J. Lovas (gas-phase MW), and A. Weber (gas-phase Raman). For details about their present research activities, click on their respective projects listed below.
Walter J. Lafferty – Infrared studies for atmospheric atlases
Frank J. Lovas – Spectroscopic identification of interstellar molecules
Lead Organizational Unit:pml