What we do

The Cramer group uses spectroscopic methods to characterize the molecular and electronic structure of metal sites in bioinorganic systems, and environmental samples. Some recent organic systems we are querying are the metal clusters in Nitrogenase and Hydrogenase.

How We Do It

We use synchotron spectroscopies such as x-ray absorption (EXAFS), resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) and nuclear methods (NRVS), these metheds are complemented by campus measurements such as FT-IR, Raman, and femtosecond pump-probe techniques.

Who Does What

The Cramer Research Group comprises a diverse collection of chemists, biochemists, engineers, and physicists, and each are needed to tackle the daunting tasking of synchrotron based spectroscopic experiments.