March 31, 2023

[Apr 18] 219th iCeMS Seminar : Prof Thomas W. Ebbesen

Prof Thomas W. Ebbesen
USIAS & ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France

Hybridizing Light and Matter – Consequences for Chemical and Material Sciences

Over the past decade, the possibility of manipulating material and chemical properties by using hybrid light-matter states has stimulated considerable interest [1,2]. Such hybrid light-matter states can be generated by strongly coupling the electronic or the vibrational transitions of a material, to the spatially confined electromagnetic field of an optical resonator. Most importantly, this occurs even in the dark because the coupling involves the zero-point electromagnetic fluctuations of the resonator. After introducing the fundamental concepts, examples of modified properties of strongly coupled systems, such as chemical reactivity, self-assembly, conductivity, energy transfer and magnetism will be given to illustrate the broad potential of light-matter states.

[1] F.J. Garcia Vidal, C. Ciuti, T.W. Ebbesen, Science 2021, 373, eabd336
[2] K. Nagarajan, A. Thomas, T.W. Ebbesen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 141, 16877.

Date/ Time
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 / 16:00-17:30
2nd floor Seminar Room (#A207), iCeMS Main Building
Free (No registration required)
Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS)
iCeMS Kitagawa Lab:kitagawa-g [at]



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