This first Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Conductivity and Magnetism in Molecular Materials
is designed to support the themes of the
associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC).
The aim of this GRS is to provide
a unique forum for exclusively young scientists at the graduate student,
postdoctoral (or comparable) level to share new results and address the challenges
of designing, understanding and utilizing organic materials in both fundamental
and applied research areas.
As a result of their high tunability and typically
low energy scales, molecular systems have emerged not only as an ideal
playground for the realization of exotic states and phase transitions in the
bulk, but also as functional materials, the properties of which can be
specifically designed at the local molecular level. Control is exerted through targeted
chemical synthesis, as well as the application of pressure, irradiation, or
strong external fields. In this way, nearly all energy scales, such as
spin-orbit coupling, orbital splitting, and kinetic/potential energy may be directly
modified, allowing optimization of e.g. transport properties, magnetic
couplings, and optical response. The significant challenges and opportunities
in this field stem from its interdisciplinary nature, with advancements often achieved
through close collaboration between synthetic, experimental, and theoretical
groups. It is for this reason that a secondary focus of the GRS will be to empower
the young participants to build such collaborations, as well as outline the diverse
topics to be covered later in the GRC in order to make connections between
different areas more apparent.
Topics that will be emphasized mirror those of
the associated GRC, and include:
molecular spin qubits and quantum information; organic and molecular magnets; single-molecule
spintronics devices; organic photovoltaics; quantum electronic materials;
organic conductors and superconductors; photo-switchable materials; magnetic/conducting
hybrid materials; materials in extreme environments and far from equilibrium;
and ultrafast light matter interactions.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Conductivity & Magnetism in Molecular Materials" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Probing Excitations and Orders|
|Discussion Leader: Benedikt Hartmann (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Introduction by Discussion Leader|
|4:00 pm - 4:10 pm||Satoru Sasaki (Tohoku University, Japan)|
"Nonequilibrium Charge Dynamics and Phase Separation in the Charge Glass System (BEDT-TTF)2TlZn(SCN)4"
|4:10 pm - 4:15 pm||Discussion|
|4:15 pm - 4:25 pm||Takuro Sato (University of Tokyo, Japan)|
"Electronic Crystal Growth from a Glass in Organic Conductors"
|4:25 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Molecular Magnetism|
|Discussion Leader: Joscha Nehrkorn (University of Washington, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:45 pm||Introduction by Discussion Leader|
|7:45 pm - 8:05 pm||Serhane Zerdane (Institute of Physics, University of Rennes 1, CNRS, France)|
"Making Light Induced Excited Spin State Trapping Faster with d-d than MLCT Excitation"
|8:05 pm - 8:15 pm||Discussion|
|8:15 pm - 8:25 pm||Jovana Milic (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)|
"Photoredox-Switchable Molecular Grippers: Paramagnetic Intermediates of Six-State Redox Switches"
|8:25 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Dorsa Komijani (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA)|
"Electro-Nuclear Clock Transitions in a Ho(III) Molecular Nanomagnet"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:10 pm||Jamie Brambleby (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)|
"Mapping of Quantum Fluctuations in a Quasi-Two-Dimensional Spin-Dimer Network"
|9:10 pm - 9:15 pm||Discussion|
|9:15 pm - 9:25 pm||Natasha Khatri (Georgetown University, USA)|
"Characterization and Surface Organization of Ligand Substituted Mn12 Single Molecule Magnet"
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Quantum Ground States|
|Discussion Leader: Majed Abdel-Jawad (RIKEN, Japan)|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Introduction by Discussion Leader|
|9:15 am - 9:35 am||Andrej Pustogow (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)|
"Optical Spectroscopy on Organic Conductors with Strong Electronic Correlations"
|9:35 am - 9:45 am||Discussion|
|9:45 am - 9:55 am||Nora Hassan (Johns Hopkins University, USA)|
"Ground State in Kappa-(BEDT-TTF)2Hg(SCN)2Br Studied by Raman Spectroscopy and Heat Capacity Measurements"
|9:55 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Benjamin Lenz (University of Goettingen, Germany)|
"Mott Quantum Criticality in the Anisotropic 2D Hubbard Model"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:40 am||Mizuki Urai (University of Tokyo, Japan)|
"Mott Transition in the X-Ray-Irradiated Organic Conductor Kappa-(ET)2Cu[N(CN)2]Cl Investigated by Transport and NMR Studies"
|10:40 am - 10:45 am||Discussion|
|10:45 am - 10:55 am||Takao Tsumuraya (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)|
"Spin-Orbit Coupling Effect on the Electronic Structure of Molecular Multi-Orbital Systems: A First-Principles Study"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: How to Decide the Best Career Path for You?|
|This session will cover the fundamental questions one must answer to help choose the best career for her or himself.|
|Discussion Leader: Stephen Winter (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Choosing a Career Path"|
- Thierry Dubroca (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
This material is based upon work supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under award number FA9550-16-1-0123. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force.