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      CRiSP Seminar: Dr. Jessica Wade, Imperial College London in Georgetown

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      November 6, 2020

      Friday  10:00 AM

      16483 County Seat Highway
      Georgetown, Delaware 19947

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      CRiSP Seminar: Dr. Jessica Wade, Imperial College London


      “Chiral materials and their application in electronic devices.”

      From wearable sensors to personalised medicines and solar panels, nanostructures made from functional organic molecules are already enhancing our lives. Nonetheless, science is still playing catchup as nature has been nailing these structures for hundreds of millions of years. In fact, the most miraculous molecular structures of all exist as non-superimposable mirror image pairs; where the left and right-handed forms can have remarkably different interactions with electric and magnetic fields. Ultra-thin layers of these chiral molecular structures can be used to generate circularly polarised light for efficient display technologies, filter electron spins for high performance spintronic devices and to create encrypted patterns for security tags. In this talk, we will explore the mechanisms by which these strong chiral-optical (chiroptical) effects manifest in organic thin films and how to optimise the magnitude of the chiroptical response for application in high performance devices.


      "Why we need to keep speaking about equity in science."

      In 2018, a data scientist found we were still 258 years away from equal representation of men and women in physics publications. In 2019, the Royal Society of Chemistry reported than an inflexible and unsupportive academic culture was driving talented chemists elsewhere. As scientific researchers, we know that in order to try and solve problems, we first need to understand them. In this talk we'll look at why certain groups are underrepresented in academia and discuss what we can do to build a more equitable scientific community.

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