Chirality and Spin: How They are Related and How They can be Utilized


Mathematical Physics Seminar on June 04, 2019 [Tuesday] @ 14:30


Prof. Ron Naaman (Weizmann Institute) will give a talk on "Chirality and Spin: How They are Related and How They can be Utilized". 




Spin based properties, applications, and devices are commonly related to magnetic effects and to magnetic materials. However, we found that chiral molecules act as spin filters for photoelectrons transmission, in electron transfer and in electron transport. The new effect, termed Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS), was found, among others, in bio-molecules and in bio-systems. It has interesting implications for the production of new types of spintronics devices in controlling magnetization, and on electron transfer and conduction. Recently we found that charge polarization in chiral molecules is accompanied by spin polarization. This finding shed new light on spin dependent interaction between chiral molecules and between them and magnetic surfaces.  
Place: Holon Institute of Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Seminar Room 424/8.  
(Light refreshments will be served at 14:15)   


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