Dr. Man Chor CHAN(陳文初博士)

Part-time Lecturer

location Room 160 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 6371
Email 24290443chan@cuhk.edu.hk



1985 B.Sc. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1991 Ph.D. The University of Chicago



Since 2019 Part-time Lecturer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2001-2019 Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1999-2001 Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1995-1999 Assistant Professor, Institute for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences, Ibaraki University, Mito, Japan
1993-1995 Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, U. S. A.
1991-1993 Research Associate, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada


Research Interests

Application of modern laser spectroscopy in the study of intermolecular interactions, dynamics and potential surfaces and their roles in the mechanisms of chemical reactions and phase transition. A variety of molecular systems including molecular ions, radicals, van der Waals molecules, molecular clusters, and cryogenic crystals are being pursued to address these issues.
1. High resolution and high sensitivity laser Spectroscopy.
2. Intermolecular interactions and dynamics.
3. Spectroscopy of transient species such as radicals, molecular ions, and van der Waals complexes.
4. Properties of quantum crystals.
5. Molecules under extreme conditions ( e.g. high electric fields, high pressure, and low temperature).


Representative Publications

1. A.R.W. McKellar and M.-C. Chan:
“Infrared spectrum of the CO-Ne complex: long-path diode laser observations of higher excited states”
Mol. Phys ., Vol. 93, p. 253 (1998).
2. Y. Zhang, T.J. Byers, M.-C. Chan, T. Momose, K.E. Kerr, D.P. Weliky, and T. Oka:
“High-resolution infrared spectroscopy of the = 1 H2 pair in parahydrogen crystals”
Phys. Rev. B , Vol. 58, p. 218 (1998).
3. T. Momose, M. Miki, T. Wakabayashi, T. Shida, M.-C. Chan, S. S. Lee, and T. Oka:
“Infrared spectroscopic study of rovibrational states of methane trapped in parahydrogen crystal”
J. Chem. Phys ., Vol. 107, p. 7707 (1997).
4. J. Bemish, M.-C. Chan, and R.E. Miller:
“Molecular control using DC electric fields: quenching of the tunneling in HF dimers”
Chem. Phys. Lett ., Vol. 251, p. 182 (1996).
5. M.-C. Chan and A.R.W. McKellar:
“Observation of strong hidden lines in the infrared spectrum of the CO-He complex”
J. Chem. Phys ., Vol. 105, p. 7910 (1996).