Prof. Rigoberto Hernandez Appointed as Phi Beta Kappa Society Visiting Scholar

Each year, top scholars in the liberal arts and sciences are selected to interact with and mentor Phi Beta Kappa students throughout the U.S.

Stefan France and Wendy Kelly Recognized for Mentorship

Two School of Chemistry and Biochemistry professors guide students and colleagues alike in science and career development.

Seth Marder Honored by the Materials Research Society

Regents’ Professor of Chemistry Seth Marder is the straightforward choice for a singular honor, for nonlinear reasons…

Reynolds group featured on ACS Headline Science

Professor John Reynolds and group publish new research discussing their “sunglasses on demand”, a polymer coating developed with the push of a button changes color! This research has been highlighted in the latest episode of ACS Headline Science.

Charlie Liotta: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

On February 26th people from across the country gathered at Georgia Tech to honor Charlie Liotta, Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his 50 years of teaching and research.

Wu wins NSF CAREER Award

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Ronghu Wu has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty.

Colorful and Dynamic Workshops

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Rigoberto Hernandez and Research Scientist Kyril Solntsev are organizing unique workshops in the mountains.

Seminars & Events

Prof. Eric Baer - Case Western University
Special Seminar - Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011
Meeting - Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:00am - MoSE 3201A
Analytical Division Seminar - Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A
Prof. Karen Goldberg - University of Washington
Colloquium - Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011

Featured Research

Article Title
Research Authors
Nikolay S. Makarov, Pick Chung Lau, Christopher Olson, Kirill A. Velizhanin, Kyril M. Solntsev, Khanh Kieu, Svetlana Kilina, Sergei Tretiak, Robert A. Norwood, Nasser Peyghambarian, Joseph W. Perry.
ACS Nano (2014), Vol. 8(12), 12572-12586
Miscellaneous Details
DARPA ZOE program, NSF PREM, NSF, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, CINT, CNLS, and DOE

We determined the two-photon absorption (2PA) of CdSe quantum dots (QD) with diameters of 3 to 4.5 nm, through measurement of 2PA cross sections and theoretical calculations. While the 2PA cross sections of the QDs are among the largest observed to date for a single material structure, they suffer compared to organic molecules due to the large molar mass of the QDs.  The 2PA cross section normalized to the molar mass for CdSe QDs reaches 1 GM/Da (1 GM = 10-50 cm4 s/molecule), whereas conjugated molecules reach much higher values up to 20 GM/Da but generally have lower photostability.

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