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Susumu Takahashi

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Physical Chemistry

Ph.D. 2005, University of Florida
M.S. 1997, Aoyama-Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
B.S. 1995, Aoyama-Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
Office: LJS 152
Phone: (213) 821-3187
Fax: (213) 740-2701
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Research Focus


We are an interdisciplinary experimental group overlapping nanoscience and structural biology dedicated to developing novel magnetic resonance and microscopy techniques and understanding complex dynamics in biological systems and quantum systems.

The Takahashi group website

Figure. Detection and investigation of a single spin in diamond.

Selected publications

5.E. E. Romanova, R. Akiel, F. H. Cho and S. Takahashi, Grafting nitroxide radicals on nanodiamond surface using click chemistry, J. Phys. Chem. C , in-press (2013)
4.Z.-H. Wang and S. Takahashi, Spin decoherence and electron spin bath noise of a nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond, Phys. Rev. B 87, 115122 (2013)
3.S. Takahashi, L.-C. Brunel, D. T. Edwards, J. van Tol, G. Ramian, S. Han & M. S. Sherwin, Pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy powered by a free-electron laser, Nature 489, 409 (2012)
2.S. Takahashi, I. S. Tupitsyn, J. van Tol, C. C. Beedle, D. N. Hendrickson, and P. C. E. Stamp, Decoherence in Crystals of Quantum Molecular Magnets, Nature 476, 76 (2011)
1.S. Takahashi, R. Hanson, J. van Tol, M. S. Sherwin and D. D. Awschalom, Quenching spin decoherence in diamond through spin bath polarization, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 047601 (2008)


Chemistry Dept., USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences