Congratulations to Prof. Chris Elles, who has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the ACS Petroleum Research Fund to study "Ultrafast Dynamics of Organic and Molecular Electronics Components." It will support work in the Elles group examining the behavior of conjugated molecular building blocks that are used to make solar cells and other carbon-based electronics devices. Using ultrafast spectroscopy, the research will examine the dynamics of these molecules, and how their properties change with increasing molecular size and chemical composition.
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