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Thursday, 28 October 2004
(at 15:15 in room Phy 5.0.21)
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Inelastic effects in molecular conduction

Abraham Nitzan

School of Chemistry
Tel Aviv University

This talk will give an overview of our work on effects of electron-phonon coupling on molecular conduction, including dephasing, dissipation and heating, then describe some recent observations, interpretations and predictions on two phenomena involving phonons in molecular junctions: (a) heat conduction by molecular wires and (b) inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy.

Brief Bio:

Abraham Nitzan was born in Israel in 1944. He received his B.Sc. in chemistry in 1964, his M.Sc. in physical chemistry in 1966, both from the Hebrew University, and his Ph.D. in 1972 from Tel Aviv University. He had a postdoctoral Fullbright Fellowship at MIT, was a research associate at the University of Chicago, and taught at Northwestern University before joining the Faculty at Tel Aviv University. At TAU he has been a Professor of Chemistry since 1982 and also served as Chairman of the School of Chemistry in 1984-7, and Dean of the Faculty of Science in 1995-8. He is a fellow of the APS and of the AAAS. Nitzan's research is in the field of chemical dynamics and transport phenomena in condensed phases. Recent work has focused on solvation and transport of ions in simple and complex solvents and in electron solvation and transport molecular environment and interfaces.

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Invited by G. Cuniberti (CMT + MC seminar)

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