Richard J. Saykally

Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
(510) 642-8269
Research Expertise and Interest
physical chemistry, surface science, analytical chemistry, materials solid state chemistry, laser spectroscopy methods, X-ray spectroscopy, molecular astrophysics, novel forms of matter, nonlinear optical molecular imaging(NMI), water clusters

Active projects include nonlinear optical molecular imaging of nanostructured materials, polymers, and biological systems, terahertz laser spectroscopy of water clusters, infrared cavity ringdown spectroscopy of ions and clusters, synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy of liquid surfaces, chemical reactions at liquid surfaces, and single photon counting IR emission spectroscopy of PAH molecules. We continue to focus on problems involving liquid water and its surface.

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