Development of a New Measurement Method Using the Concept of Virtual Light

By: Takeshi Hasegawa*

28 February 2007

*Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ph.D.Science (also holds the post of "Structural function and measurement analysis", JST PRESTO)

The physical properties of materials do not have a one-on-one relationship with the structure of a single molecule, because the molecular arrangement plays an important role. For a detailed analysis of molecular arrangement, it is necessary to know the direction of each functional group, the so-called molecular orientation. Recently, I constructed a measurement theory assuming virtual longitudinal-wave light as a method to clarify the molecular orientation using infrared spectroscopy. This measurement was realized in physical light by focusing attention on a new function of a classical formula called regression.

(Sama content in Japanese is in Readout No.32-Japanese edition-.)

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