Inorganic Chemsitry Seminar , Dr. Brandi Cossairt ( Univeristy of Washington)

March 13, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Speaker: 
Host:Tomson
Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Complex

Attached Document: 

The Chemistry of Nanoscale Phosphides: Building Complex Inorganic “Molecules” with Atom-Level Precision

 

Our research focuses on solution-processable chemical systems capable of sunlight absorption, color-pure emission, charge transfer, and fuels generation. Towards this end we seek to address fundamental challenges in the field of inorganic chemistry, specifically controlling the composition, structure and function of nanoscale light absorbers and molecular catalysts, and controlling the interactions between them. This talk will focus primarily on our efforts to understand the precursor conversion reactions, nucleation and growth mechanisms, and approaches to the post-synthetic transformation of indium phosphide quantum dots for use in solid-state lighting and displays. This research has catalyzed a number of other areas of investigation including the synthesis of other pnictide-based nanomaterials for use in light harvesting and catalysis that will also be discussed.

 

 

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