Physical, Theoretical & Computational

Chemical Imaging: Frontiers of Spatio-Temporal Resolution (#134)

New chemical imaging techniques which break the barriers of temporal and spatial resolution enable researchers to probe in "real time" the processes of electron and energy transfer, bond breaking and formation, in heterogeneous systems, in individual particles and at interfaces. These capabilities are crucial for the understanding of catalysis, solar energy conversion and for the development of new optoelectronic materials. The synergy between the design of new state-of-the-art chemical imaging methods and the creative application to challenging chemical problems, especially these related to renewable energy and sustainability, will be the central thread of the symposium. The topics of interest include: 1) Ultrafast optical microscopy and microspectroscopy; 2) Femtosecond time-resolved photoelectron imaging; 3) Surface SHG and SFG imaging; 3) Plasmon-assisted excitation and emission localization; 4) Ultrafast electron and x-ray microscopy and diffraction; 5) High spatial resolution mass spectroscopy; 6) Hybrid optical/AFM/STM time-resolved methods.
The opening lecture of the symposium will be given by Prof. Dwayne R. Miller (Toronto and MPI Hamburg)
Invited speakers include:
Philip Anfinrud, NIH
Libai Huang, Purdue
Zee Hwan Kim, Seoul
Hrvoje Petek,Pittsburgh
Tahei Tahara, RIKEN
Heinrich Schwoerer, Stellenbosch
Warren S. Warren, Duke
Last update: Dec 28, 2015