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Professor Peter Hannaford - phannaford@swin.edu.au

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About the lecture

In this lecture, Professor Mulvaney will discuss some of the basic photophysics and chemistry of semiconductor nanocrystals. These materials have long been touted as building blocks for future optoelectronics, as components in 3rd generation solar cells, tunable LEDs and miniature lasers and for single molecule tracking especially in biological environments. To understand some of the core challenges it is necessary to understand blinking in detail. Blinking is the name given to the fluctuations in luminescence observed at the single quantum dot level. I discuss how this can be investigated and analysed, and how excitons in these materials can be manipulated by temperature, pressure, energy transfer and doping.

About the speaker

Professor Paul Mulvaney FAA FRACI FRSC is currently Professor of Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and a “1000 Talents Professor” at Chongqing Institute for Green and Intelligent Technology, China. Mulvaney serves as an Associate Editor of the journal ACS Nano. He was Chair of the RACI Colloid Chemistry Division from 2009-2011 and a founding member of ACIS, the Australasian Colloid and Interface Society in 2013. From 2014-2016 he chaired the National Committee for Chemistry under the Australian Academy of Science and led the group that created the first Decadal Plan for Chemistry. His recent research work, funded through the ARC Laureate Fellowship program (2011-2015) focussed on plasmonics – the optical properties of small metal colloid particles. He has published more than 270 research articles with an average of  >100 citations per paper. His current role is Director of the new, 7-year ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science.

About the award

In 1990 Sir Alan Walsh FAA proposed that the Australian Academy of Science initiate a series of lectures by distinguished researchers in chemical physics, to recognise the contributions of the late Dr A L G Rees FAA to science, industry and education.

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Contact Information

Professor Peter Hannaford - phannaford@swin.edu.au

Phone: (03) 9214 5164

2:30 PM September 20, 2018

2018 Lloyd Rees Lecture - Excitons In Nanocrystals - To Blink or Not to Blink

About the lecture

In this lecture, Professor Mulvaney will discuss some of the basic photophysics and chemistry of semiconductor nanocrystals. These materials have long been touted as building blocks for future optoelectronics, as components in 3rd generation solar cells, tunable LEDs and miniature lasers and for single molecule tracking especially in biological environments. To understand some of the core challenges it is necessary to understand blinking in detail. Blinking is the name given to the fluctuations in luminescence observed at the single quantum dot level. I discuss how this can be investigated and analysed, and how excitons in these materials can be manipulated by temperature, pressure, energy transfer and doping.

About the speaker

Professor Paul Mulvaney FAA FRACI FRSC is currently Professor of Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and a “1000 Talents Professor” at Chongqing Institute for Green and Intelligent Technology, China. Mulvaney serves as an Associate Editor of the journal ACS Nano. He was Chair of the RACI Colloid Chemistry Division from 2009-2011 and a founding member of ACIS, the Australasian Colloid and Interface Society in 2013. From 2014-2016 he chaired the National Committee for Chemistry under the Australian Academy of Science and led the group that created the first Decadal Plan for Chemistry. His recent research work, funded through the ARC Laureate Fellowship program (2011-2015) focussed on plasmonics – the optical properties of small metal colloid particles. He has published more than 270 research articles with an average of  >100 citations per paper. His current role is Director of the new, 7-year ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science.

About the award

In 1990 Sir Alan Walsh FAA proposed that the Australian Academy of Science initiate a series of lectures by distinguished researchers in chemical physics, to recognise the contributions of the late Dr A L G Rees FAA to science, industry and education.

Find out more about the Lloyd Rees Lecture series


Please check lecture details with local organisers as these may be liable to change without notice.

Ian Wark Theatre, CSIRO,Research Way Victoria

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