Quantum conductance and forces across molecular junctions

NOV 02, 2017 | 9:30 AM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


4102: Science Center


November 02, 2017: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM




Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences and CUNY doctoral program in Chemistry and Physics


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Since the pioneering work of Aviram and Ratner (1974), molecular electronic devices have captivated many scientists and engineers. Although the realization of practical devices still seems distant, devices being built today serve as fascinating laboratories for exploring fundamental questions in the quantum and statistical mechanics of open nanoscale systems. This symposium will survey recent progress on these exciting issues.

9:30 AM Coffee and bagels

10:00 AM Electron transfer and conductance across thermal gradients Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania

11:10 AM Coffee

11:30 AM Green function methods for optoelectronics and molecular dynamics Michael Galperin, University of California at San Diego

12:40 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Electron transport in single molecule circuits Latha Venkataraman, Columbia University

3:10 PM Coffee

3:30 PM Toward atomistic modeling of electromechanical spectroscopies in molecular junctions

Ignacio Franco, University of Rochester 4:40 PM Coffee

5:00 PM Single molecule junction bond rupture measurements: Probe of molecule-metal link bond strength diversity?
Mark Hybertsen, Brookhaven National Laboratory

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