Argonne National Laboratory

Colloquium Series

The Center for Nanoscale Materials holds a regular biweekly colloquium on alternate Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in Bldg. 440, Room A105/106. The goal of the series is to provide a forum for topical multidisciplinary talks in areas of interest to the CNM and also to offer a mechanism for fostering interactions with potential facility users.

Committee Members:

  • Xiao-Min Lin (Chair)
  • Pierre Darancet
  • Ralu Divan
  • Xuedan Ma
  • Elena Rozhkova
  • Jianguo Wen

Oct. 18, 2017

Mark Hybertsen, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Center for Functional Nanomaterials.  Host:  Pierre Darancet

Understanding structure-property relationships in fields as diverse as nanoscale electronic junctions, heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry and energy storage often starts by meeting the challenge of identifying key structure motifs.  For the theorist this is followed by tackling the problem of calculating the relevant functional characteristics, also challenging, particularly for excited state properties. I will discuss the modern toolbox for these problems, including a brief outline of the basic physical ingredients of modern many-body perturbation theory which enables studies of excited state properties.  I will then discuss its application in the context of the search to develop new materials for use in photocatalysis.  In particular, I will discuss the search for key structural motifs at semiconductor-water interfaces and the connection to electrochemical energy level alignment.

Nov. 1, 2017

Alexander Wei,  Purdue University.  Host: Xiao-Min Lin

Nov. 15, 2017

Dec. 13, 2017 Norbert Scherer, University of Chicago, Host: Xiao-Min Lin
Jan. 10, 2018 Tim Berkelbach, University of Chicago.  Host: Pierre Darancet
Jan. 24, 2018 Kathleen J. Stebe, University of Pennsylvania, Host: Xiao-Min Lin
Feb. 7, 2018 Pierre-Nicholas Roy, University of Waterloo, Host: Stephen Gray
Feb. 21, 2018 Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, Host: Gary Wiederrecht
Apr. 18, 2018 Nicholas A. Kotov, University of Michigan.  Host:  Gleiciani de Queiros Silveira
May 2, 2018 David S. Ginger, University of Washington, Host: Pierre Darancet
May 16, 2018 Gong Gu, University of Tennessee, Host: Lifen Wang
May 30, 2018 Yugang Sun, Temple University.  Host:  Gary Wiederrecht
Jun. 13, 2018 Mike Arnold, University of Wisconsin, Host: Nathan Guisinger
Jun. 27, 2018 James Alexander Liddle, National Institute of  Standards and Technology (NIST), Host: Ralu Divan
Jul. 11, 2018  
Jul. 25, 2018