Visualization of Electron Motion in Matter by Means of Electron Compton Scattering

Features and Uniqueness
  • Properties of matter, such as reactivity and functionality, are determined by the motion of the constituent electrons. For this reason we aim at developing new spectroscopic methods, by using electron Compton scattering, that would visualize the electron motion for stable species and most importantly the change of electron motion in transient species, which is the driving force behind any chemical reactions;
  • (1) development of molecular frame electron momentum spectroscopy for momentum-space imaging of molecular orbitals in the three-dimensional form,
  • (2) developments of multiparameter coincidence techniques for studies on stereo-dynamics in electron-molecule collisions,
  • (3) development of time-resolved electron momentum spectroscopy for visualization of the change of electron motion in transient species.
  • We hope to conduct collaborative research with a willing company for a practical application of this technology in industry, and we are also prepared to provide academic consultations to companies interested in our research.


Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials

Masahiko Takahashi, Professor
Doctor of Science