Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Experimental setup for the measurement of Peltier cooling in molecular junctions.

Peltier Cooling in Molecular Junctions

Article: published in Nature Nanotechnology by Linda Angela Zotti, member of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Juan Carlos Cuevas, IFIMAC researcher and member of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics....

Geometry-invariant Phenomena in Near-zero-index Media

Geometry-invariant Phenomena in Near-zero-index Media

Title: Geometry-invariant Phenomena in Near-zero-index Media. When: Friday, December 15, (2017), 12:00. Place: Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Science, Module 5, Seminar Room (5th Floor). Speaker: Iñigo Liberal, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Public...

Polariton Lattices: A Novel Platform for Analogue Simulation

Polariton Lattices: A Novel Platform for Analogue Simulation

Title: Polariton Lattices: A Novel Platform for Analogue Simulation. When: Thursday, December 14, (2017), 15:00. Place: Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Science, Module 5, Seminar Room (5th Floor). Speaker: Pavlos Lagoudakis, Skolkovo Institute of Science...

Energy landscape that governs the chemical reaction of two molecules after the system absorbs one single photon. At the first reaction step t0 the system consists of five molecules strongly interacting with the electromagnetic vacuum. At the second reaction step t1 the system has evolved and one molecule has isomerized. In the strong coupling regime this process continues with more steps in which one molecule isomerizes after another.

Triggering Many Molecular Reactions With a Single Photon

Article: published in Physical Review Letters by Javier Galego, Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal, and Johannes Feist, IFIMAC researchers and members of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Photoisomerization is a chemical process in which...