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TYC Highlight Seminar: Electron and Energy Transfer in Molecules and Materials – Troy Van Voorhis, MIT
30 January 2023 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Electron and Energy Transfer in Molecules and Materials – Troy Van Voorhis – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electronic reactions play a key role in understanding a host of physical processes – electron transfer reactions that power electrochemistry, energy transfer reactions that drive photosynthesis and electron spin dynamics that govern magnetism, just to name a few. In this talk, we will discuss the utility of diabatic electronic states in qualitatively and quantitively describing these reactions. In particular, we will highlight the development of constrained DFT as a technique for modern simulations of these fascinating systems. We will show how this picture leads to a unified description of electron transfer in photochemistry, energy transfer in molecular films and triplet upconversion in hybrid organic/inorganic devices.
Venue: Bentham House LG17 Lecture Room, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG