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Cross Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Prof. George Schatz
Cross Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Prof. George Schatz
WhenTuesday, May 28, 2019, 3 – 4 p.m.
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsProfessor Paul C. Cross was a distinguished physical chemist. At the University of Washington, he is credited with leading the effort to elevate the Department to national prominence. He promoted departmental growth through his emphasis on the acquisition and construction of revolutionary new instrumentation, through his encouragement of faculty efforts to secure external federal funding to support and expand their research programs, and through the expansion of the graduate program. This Lectureship is dedicated to his memory by his family and his many friends and colleagues.

Paul C. Cross Endowed Lecture in Physical Chemistry

Professor George Schatz – Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

“Nanoparticles, SERS and Theory”

Silver and gold nanoparticles have a history that dates to the Roman empire and before, as well as detailed work by Michael Faraday in the 1850s.  However these particles have been given new life (and applications) in the last 40 years through a number of advances in nanoscience, and especially by the discovery of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) in the 1970s. This talk will provide an overview of these advances, especially as relates to SERS substrates, to single-molecule SERS, to tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS), and to plasmon chemistry.  An emphasis in this talk will be on the use of theory to understand the optical properties of plasmonic materials, including both electronic structure theory and electromagnetics.

Host: Lutz Maibaum

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