Distinguished iNANO Lecture: Emergent nanophotonic technologies for bioanalytical applications

Professor Malcolm Kadodwala, Head of the Structure and Dynamics Group School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow

2017.02.20 | Trine Møller Hansen

Date Fri 21 Apr
Time 10:15 11:00
Location iNANO Auditorium (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C

Prof. Malcolm Kadodwala

Prof. Malcolm Kadodwala
Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Head of the Structure and Dynamics Group
School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow

Emergent nanophotonic technologies for bioanalytical applications

Chirality, the property of an object to lack mirror symmetry and thus be able to exist in two non-superimposable mirror image forms, is a ubiquitous property in nature. Indeed, the building blocks of life, amino acids and sugars are chiral, and this sense of handedness propagates in to the complex structures of life. In this talk I will discuss how near fields with chiral asymmetries, generated by light scattering from chiral nanostructures, can uniquely characterise higher order biological structure which is invisible to conventional spectroscopy. I will demonstrate how the interaction of chiral nanostructures and biomaterials can be understood using concepts from physical chemistry and atomic and molecular physics; orbital hybridisation and quantum interference phenomenon such as electromagnetic induced transparency (EIT).

Host: Associate professor Duncan Sutherland, iNANO, Aarhus University

 

 

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