PQI2016 Sean Garrett-Roe: At Play with Quantum Mechanics in Ionic Liquids

Sean Garrett-Roe (Pitt) presents the collaborative work fostered by PQI, between his experimental lab and the theoretical group of Daniel Lambrecht.
He describes the use of ultra fast spectroscopic techniques to provide molecular details about the interaction and dynamics of a molecule with its environment in the framework of CO2 capture in ionic liquids. The group uses the anti-symmetric stretch of the CO2 molecule as a probe to investigate the intermolecular interactions that lead to bulk properties.