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Seminar Series

The Department of Chemistry hosts a seminar series during the academic year featuring presentations by individuals (students, faculty, and invited guests) discussing their research within the field of chemistry.  These presentations are free and open to the public.  

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Upcoming Seminar:

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 3:30 PM, Room CP 255

Lead Halide Hybrid Perovskites as Efficient Light Energy Harvesters
Professor Prashant V. Kamat, University of Notre Dame

Photoinduced charge separation in light harvesting materials is the primary step in light energy conversion devices. Semiconductor nanostructures with tunable photoresponse can capture the visible and near IR photons quite effectively. In recent years lead halide perovskite materials have emerged as the major contender for designing thin film photovoltaics. Photoexcitation of perovskite film leads to efficient charge separation and their recombination is found to be dependent on the excitation intensity. The chemistry of lead halide complex in precursor solutions can influence the formation of mixed halide perovskites. Factors that control the excited state dynamics in mixed halide perovskites offer new opportunities to tune the optical properties of hybrid perovskites. The photovoltaic performance and excited state behavior of CH3NH3PbI3 films will be discussed along with some recent results of quantum dot solar cells.


Fall 2016 Semester Seminar Schedule:


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Professor Prashant V. Kamat
Radiation Laboratory; Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Department of Chemical Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame

"Lead Halide Hybrid Perovskites as Efficient Light Energy Harvesters"


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jennifer S. Holt
Valparaiso University

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Babak Borhan
Michigan State University


Friday, October 14,  2016

Dr. Jennifer Muzyka
Centre College, Danville, KY

Thursday, October 20 or 27, 2016

Dr. Jeff Gilbert
Dow Agrosciences


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dr. Ryan Jeske
Chemistry, Ball State University




Department of Chemistry
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