Yamano Kiri

Reading the color code of molecules

To analyse substances, we look at the “color” of the infrared light that is reflected from them. This is called the molecular spectrum. It gives a sort of fingerprint identification for that specific molecule. This fingerprint, especially of large molecules (f.e. biological molecules and special functions in those molecules) are mostly found in the invisible mid infrared part of the spectrum. We aim to develop a spectrometer that can quickly measure and analyze these fingerprints. And that will be an easy-to-use device even for people not trained to do this kind of analysis.