Home Past Events Archive Colloquium Colloquium: “Plasmon-Coupled Resonance Energy Transfer” — Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 4 PM

Colloquium: “Plasmon-Coupled Resonance Energy Transfer” — Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 4 PM

Wendu Ding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 4 PM *Please note different day of the week
George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)
Video Link will be available if needed
To obtain the video conference link, contact wfuphys@wfu.edu

A reception will be held outside Olin Building Entrance* at 3:30 PM prior to the colloquium. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.
*Due to Covid restrictions, the university requires all food served and consumed outside. Inclement weather arrangements provided if needed.


Resonance energy transfer (RET) can be a great tool for various applications, including photosynthesis, probing molecular structure dynamics, bio and chemical sensing, etc. The theoretical models for such process was well studied in homogenous environments, such as in solutions. However, advances in experimental techniques and methods enabled the exploration of RET in complex environments involving nanoparticles and nanocavities, which is beyond the capability of the commonly used Förster theory. I will briefly introduce the recently developed method of plasmon-coupled RET and the new concepts of coupling spectrum, which determines the RET rate and is influenced by the surrounding environment. The behavior and physical interpretation of the coupling spectrum will be discussed as well.

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Feb 23 2022


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Stephen Winter