Single-Molecule Spectroscopy with Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators – Professor Randall Goldsmith, University of Wisconsin Madison

When:
October 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019-10-15T16:00:00+01:00
2019-10-15T17:00:00+01:00
Where:
Pfizer LT

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.