Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University


Colloquium 184

Speaker Junji Watanabe (Associate Professor, Kimura Group)
Title Evolution from quantum to classical dynamics investigated by light scattering spectroscopy
Date Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:15~13:00
Place 2F Seminar room, BioSystems Building
Host Junji Watanabe (Associate Professor, Photopysics Laboratory (Kimura Lab.) )
Tel: 06-6879-4602
E-mail: junw[at]

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The light scattering spectroscopy is widely used as a tool to probe the microscopic dynamics in materials. Recently it is found that the spectral characteristics which is generally expected from quantum-statistical mechanics is not satisfied in dissipative fluctuations such as cooperative-rotational dynamics in liquids. The experimental results will be discussed in relation to the evolution from quantum to classical dynamics starting from a time scale of picoseconds.