Charge Transfer at the Nano Scale: Single Molecule and X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy Measurements

Understanding and controlling electron transfer across metal/organic interfaces is of critical importance to the field of organic electronics and photovoltaics. Single molecule devices offer an ideal test bed for probing charge transfer and mechanics at these interfaces, while x-ray photoemission measurements enable a probing of femtosecond dynamics of charge transfer across interfaces.

Nanophotonic Devices, Near-field Interactions and Plasmonics at the Extreme Nanoscale

This talk will provide an overview of several nanophotonic devices with special consideration given to behind-the-scenes near-field action. Electric field magnitude mapping, as well as optical gradient force and Casimir force measurement techniques, will be reviewed as they relate to the aforementioned devices.

The REDTOP Project: Rare Eta Decays with a Tpc for Optical Photons

The eta meson is almost unique in the particle universe since it is a Goldstone boson and the dynamic of its decay is strongly constrained. The fact that the eta has no charges will expose any decay violating a conservation law without interfering with a corresponding current. The integrated eta meson samples collected by various experiments in the past is of the order of events, limiting considerably the search for such rare decays.