Theory of Molecular Spectroscopy

Basic Theory of Molecular Spectroscopy

From the mid- 1950s, JASCO has been researching and developing instruments and applications for some of the most important areas of molecular spectroscopy, including infra-red (FTIR), Raman, fluorescence, UV-visible/near infra-red, and chiral spectroscopy.

The evaluation of chirality has become an important area in molecular spectroscopy because it is used in the development of biomolecules that are useful as new medicines, and for materials that can be used in novel technologies for applications in material science. Chiral spectroscopy includes diverse techniques such as optical rotation dispersion (ORD) and polarimetry, circular dichroism (CD) – both electronic and vibrational (VCD), as well as circularly polarized luminescence (CPL).