Physical Chemistry Seminar Dr. Randall Goldsmith (University of Wisconsin)

March 29, 2018 - 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Speaker: 
Host Fakhraai
Location: 
Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex

Title: Single-Molecule Spectroscopy with Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators

 

Abstract: Measurements on individual molecules have revolutionized how chemists can perceive molecular properties and dynamics, yet single-molecule techniques can only be applied with considerable experimental constraints.  The Goldsmith group develops new tools through chemical synthesis, micro and nanophotonics, and microfluidics that allow single-molecule techniques to be applied in previously inaccessible scenarios and enable new measurements.  I will discuss recent measurements on the initiation of individual organometallic catalysts, observation of single-molecule binding dynamics at millimolar concentrations, detecting the heat dissipated from molecules using optical microresonators, hybrid photonic-plasmonic systems, and spectroscopy on individual conductive polymer molecules.      

 

 

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