THz microscopy

THz microscopy

We use THz near field microscopy to study intramolecular vibrations in materials with a large glassy background. By using near field techniques we can study protein dynamics and nanostructures properties with THz sub-wavelength spatial resolution.

Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Molecular Dynamics Simulations

We use molecular dynamics simulations of proteins to help predict and understand how biomolecule structural motions change with mutation, ligand binding, environment and function.

Anisotropy in Molecular Crystals

Anisotropy in Molecular Crystals

We are currently developing a technique by which we can separate resonances due to molecular vibrations from relaxational responses arising from glassy structures.

Dynamical Alignment THz TDS (DATS)

Dynamical Alignment THz TDS (DATS)

We employ micro fabrication techniques for the development and characterization of "DATS" (Dynamical Alignment THz spectroscopy)cells.

Protein Structure in THz TDS

Protein Structure in THz TDS

The dependance of protein structural vibrations has been shown with Hen Egg White Lysozyme. The measurements of Calmodulin will definitively determine the contributions of protein structural vibrations to terahertz time domain spectroscopy response.

Plasmonic Detectors

Plasmonic Detectors

We are developing frequency tunable detectors for THz light.

Outreach

Outreach

Through a variety of activities we interact with k-16 students to acquaint them with physics, biological physics and engineering. Activities include demonstrations at local schools, open house activities at UB, the UB STEP program, Liberty Partnership summer program, Buffalo Museum of Sceince Summer Camps, and the UB Discovery Seminar Series.

Research Resources

Research Resources

There are a number of resource links here so we don't need to waste time on silly things :)