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