Investigating molecular interactions contributing to self-assembly on ultrafast time scales with two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy
Many chemical systems rely on π-π interactions to drive self-assembly. These systems range from peptides and proteins to polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). There are a wide variety of chemical environments where π-π interactions are critically important. In such environments, factors such as sterics or the solvent surrounding these aromatic systems will affect the final aggregate. To elucidate the chemical structures and system dynamics that exist in these π stacking molecular structures, many researchers are turning their attention to examining molecular vibrations. Chemical vibrations are affected ...
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