Workshop Details
Zero-field Spin Effects in Molecular Systems
06/23/2015 - 06/27/2015
Meeting Description:

Electron spin is a fundamental property of Nature. Electron exchange, spin-orbit interactions, and notions of conservation of angular momentum manifest in a variety of ground- and excited-state properties and have consequences for the field of spintronics and in electronic materials research just to name a few. Although many of the more common physical observables linked to spin are well documented, our understanding of how spin effects permeate the chemistry of molecular systems is still in its infancy. Is there a cause-and-effect relationship between the physical and/or photophysical properties of molecules and their innate spin properties, and if so, to what extent we can exploit this connection in order to manipulate the chemical reactivity of molecular systems? It is precisely these questions that must be adressed if we are to harness these interactions to construct new molecular and molecule-based systems and devices.

This notion, namely the effect of spin and spin polarization on the physicochemical properties of molecules, constitutes the conceptual underpinning of the proposed workshop. This TSRC will bring together leading researchers in the fields of molecular magnetism, photophysics, and theory in order to explore important aspects of electron spin, spin-orbit and magnetic exchange effects as they pertain to intramolecular electron transfer, excited state dynamics, and potential device applications.


Professor James K. McCusker
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University
578 South Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
Ph.: (517) 355-9715, ext. 106

Professor David A. Shultz
Department of Chemistry
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
Ph.: (919) 515-6972

Professor Martin L. Kirk
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
University of New Mexico​
300 Terrace Street, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Ph.: (505) 277-5992

Professor Remi Beaulac
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University
578 South Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
Ph.: (517) 355-9715, ext. 286

Supporting Files:

Final Schedule.pdf
Meeting Venue:

Telluride Elementary School
447 West Columbia Avenue Telluride CO 81435

Zero-field Spin Effects in Molecular Systems Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Andrew, Trisha University of Wisconsin Madison
Duxbury, Phillip Michigan State University
Freedman, Danna Northwestern University
Harris, Dave Northwestern University
Herrmann, Carmen University of Hamburg
Long, Jeffrey University of California, Berkeley
, Corine Université Bordeaux
McCusker, James Michigan State University
Michl, Josef University of Colorado
Rappe, Anthony Colorado State University
Rinehart, Jeffrey UCSD
Rodriguez, Jorge Purdue University
Saouma, Caroline University of Utah
Shultz, David North Carolina State University
Teki, Yoshio Osaka City University
Wasielewski, Michael Northwestern University

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