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

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Randall Goldsmith, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

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.

 Light refreshments at The Coffee Lab at 3:50pm

 seminarcoordinator-cchem@berkeley.edu, 510-643-0572