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Excitonic Frontiers - POSTPONED

Discussion meeting

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

This meeting is postponed. More details to follow.

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Sandrine Heutz, Professor Jenny Nelson FRS, Professor Garry Rumbles and Professor Martin Heeney. 

Credit: Nathaniel Gallop

Processes involving the photoexcited states of matter, or excitons, underpin some of today’s most important and diverse scientific advances, from solar cells, to quantum technologies via photosystems and catalysis. This meeting brings together world-leaders from traditionally separate fields to share views on the fundamental science, exploitation and characterisation of excitons, aiming to generate radical advances in exciton science and technology. 

The schedule of talks and biographies will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields. This meeting is postponed. More details to follow. 

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

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Schedule of talks

08 June

Session 1 09:00-12:30

Excitons at interfaces

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Chairs

Professor Sir Richard Friend FREng FRS, University of Cambridge, UK

09:00-09:05 Welcome by the Royal Society and lead organiser

09:05-09:30 Triplet migration across quantum dot – molecular interfaces

Professor Felix N Castellano, North Carolina State University, USA

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Talk title to be confirmed

10:15-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30 Organic materials for solar fuels applications

Professor Andrew Cooper FRS, University of Liverpool, UK

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11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Fundamentals and applications of intermolecular charge-transfer states

12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:30

Lunch

Session 2 13:30-17:00

Excitons in different environments

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13:30-14:00 The role of excitons in biosystems: what we can learn from multiscale modelling

Professor Benedetta Mennucci, University of Pisa, Italy

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14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 Things we thought we knew about nanocrystal photophysics

Professor Sandy Ruhman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:00 Exciton-initiated selective chemistry

Dr Emily Weiss , Northwestern University, USA

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16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-16:45 Oxygenic photosynthesis from beyond the red-energy limit: chlorophyll f photosystems

Professor A William Rutherford FRS, Imperial College London, UK

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16:45-17:00 Discussion

17:00-18:00

Poster session

09 June

Session 3 09:00-12:30

Exciton-spin interactions

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Chairs

Professor Natia L Frank, University of Nevada-Reno, USA

09:00-09:30 Amazing masers

Professor Chris Kay, University of Saarland, Germany and University College London, UK

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Finely controlled advanced molecular design for light emitting devices

Professor Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu University, Japan

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10:15-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:30 Switchable cyanometallates compounds: metal-to-metal charge transfer or spin crossover?

Corine Mathonière, Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux, University of Bordeaux

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11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Spin entanglement transports of excitons during singlet fissions

Professor Yasuhiro Kobori, Kobe University, Japan

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12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:00

Lunch

Session 4 13:30-17:00

Exciton dynamics

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13:30-14:00 Engineering and visualising long-range and ultrafast exciton transport in organic semiconductors

Dr Akshay Rao, University of Cambridge, UK

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14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 Exciton transport in molecular aggregates imaged by ultrafast microscopy

Dr Libai Huang, Purdue University, USA

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14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:00 Entrainment to control exciton delocalisation

Professor Gregory Scholes, University of Toronto, Canada

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16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-17:00 Panel discussion

Excitonic Frontiers - POSTPONED

8 - 9 June 2020

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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