DTU Chemistry - René W Larsen - Research


By means of experimental IR and THz spectroscopy and high-level quantum chemical modeling, our research group investigates the interplay between hydrogen bonding, dispersion interactions and steric repulsion at the nanoscopic scale for isolated weakly bound cluster molecules.

One of the major challenges is to explore how remarkable macroscopic properties of condensed bulk phases, materials and biological systems emerge from such complex non-covalent interactions between molecules at the microscopic level.

During 2013-2017 the research group is supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research’s Sapere Aude programme for the project: “Shedding Light on Macroscopic Systems One Molecule at a Time: Spectroscopy of Weakly Bound Cluster Molecules”.