Research Interests

The research we perform involves the laser spectroscopy of molecules entrained in supersonic molecular beams. This supersonic expansion cools the vibrations and rotations of a molecule without condensing the molecule out of the gas phase. This greatly simplifies the spectrum of the molecule and allows us to probe the structure and dynamics of large molecules whose spectra would be hopelessly complicated in a normal environment.

Current Research Projects:

Supersonic-Jet Spectroscopy of Anthranilic Acid
Supersonic-Jet Spectroscopy of Urocanic and Coumaric Acids
High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Peptides