Masakazu Yamazaki

Associate Professor,School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology*Profile is at the time of the award.

2020Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Development of a wavefunction imaging method for excited electronic and vibrational states of molecules
In this study, we aim to get to the heart of photochemistry by establishing the momentum spectroscopy that enables us to study, from a different point of view, i.e., in terms of momenta of electrons and atoms, the determining factors for chemical properties of photoexcited molecules such as chemical bond, distributions of frontier orbitals, harmonicity and amplitude of molecular vibrations, and vibronic couplings, etc. For this end, we develop and establish a wavefunction imaging method that observes precisely momentum distributions of individual electrons and constituent atoms of electronically- and vibrationally-excited molecules, by combining the recently developed electron inelastic-scattering spectroscopic technique with the state-of-the-art laser technology.


I am very proud and sincerely grateful to be supported by the Inamori Research Grants. I would like to further advance our achievements and to establish the validity of the proposed technique in this study.

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