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Institute of Organic Chemistry

Prof. R. Naaman: "The Electron’s Spin and Chirality - a Miraculous Match"

Date: 11/13/2023, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Category: Vortrag
Location: Hubland Süd, Geb. C3 (Zentralbau Chemie), HS C
Organizer: Universität Würzburg
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ron Naaman

Dr. Reich Lecture

The Institute of Organic Chemistry invites to the lecture of

Prof. Dr. Ron Naaman,  Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

who will be talking about

 "The Electron’s Spin and Chirality - a Miraculous Match "


Spin based properties, applications, and devices are commonly related to magnetic effects and to magnetic materials. However, we established that chiral material could act as spin filters for photoelectrons transmission, in electron transfer, and in electron transport.  The effect, termed Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS), has interesting implications in wide range of fields like spintronics, spin controlled chemistry, long range electron transfer, enantirecognition and enantioseparation.  The basic effect, and its applications and implications, will be presented.

Prof. Ron Naaman earned his BSc in 1973 from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and his PhD in 1978 from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University in California and spent a year in the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University. In 1981, Prof. Naaman joined the Weizmann Institute in the Department of Isotope Research (later renamed the Department of Chemical Physics). From 1995-2000, he headed the Department of Chemical Physics. From 2008-2010, Prof. Naaman was the Chair of the Scientific Council at the Institute. Prof. Naaman headed the Nancy and Stephen Grand Research Center for Sensors and Security, and was the incumbent of the Aryeh and Mintzi Katzman Professorial Chair. Since his retirement in 2019, he has been leading a still very productive research group at Weizmann.

We thank the Tauber Dr. Reich Foundation for financial support.