Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium: Thursday, October 27, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316

Transport and Spectroscopy in Illuminated Molecular Junctions

Abraham Nitzan

Professor of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania

The interaction of light with molecular conduction junction is attracting growing interest as a challenging experimental and theoretical problem on one hand, and because of its potential application as a characterization and control tool on the other. From both its scientific aspect and technological potential it stands at the interface of two important fields: molecular electronics and molecular plasmonics. I shall review the present state of the art of this field and our work on optical response, Raman scattering, temperature measurements, light generation and photovoltaics in such systems.
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Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab room 316. Refreshments and snacks are available in the nearby coffee room at 3:45 PM.


Physics Colloquium Schedule for FALL 2016

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September 1Andrew NorrisRutgers Univ.Acoustic Metamaterials, Phononics Crystals
and Applications
September 8Asif ud-DoulaPenn State ScrantonStrong Winds of Magnetic Massive Stars
September 14Mildred DresselhausMITSPECIAL PUBLIC LECTURE: Great Scientists I Have Worked With and What I Learned from Each
September 15Mildred DresselhausMITResearch Advances as Size Gets Increasingly Small
September 22Yara YinglingNorth Carolina StateMolecular Modeling of Structure and Salt-Responsive Morphology of DNA-Based Materials
September 29A. T. Charlie JohnsonUniv. of PennsylvaniaTwo-Dimensional Materials: Science and Applications
October 6Kevin GarrityNISTOverlooked Oxides: High-Throughput Computational Search for New Thermoelectric and Ferroelectric Oxides
October 13Tabetha BoyajianYale Univ.KIC 8462852: Where’s The Flux
October 20Cristina MarchettiSyracuse Univ.
October 27Abraham NitzanUniv. of Pennsylvania
November 3John CrockerUniv. of Pennsylvania-
November 10Brooks ThomasLafayette College-
November 17Mike LisaOhio State Univ.-
November 24ThanksgivingNo Colloquium-
December 1Shamit KachruStanford Univ.-
December 8Martin Ostoja-StarzewskiU. Illinois Urbana-Cham.Randomness in Mechanics of Materials
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