Who: Clàudia Climent Biescas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Place: Donostia International Physics Center
Date: Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:00
Polaritonic chemistry is an emerging field which studies the potential to manipulate chemical structure and reactivity when matter excitations and confined light modes are strongly coupled forming polaritons (hybrid light-matter states). While the general theory of polaritonic chemistry due to electronic strong coupling is well established , theoretical studies describing the modification of ground-state chemical reactivity through strong coupling between molecular vibrations and microcavity modes  are still missing. In this talk I will give a general introduction to this subject and then discuss some results of our recent work  dealing on how ground-state chemical reactivity may be modified in a cavity QED escenario.
 J. Feist et al, ACS Phot. 5 (2018) 205
 A. Thomas et al, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55 (2016) 11462
 J. Galego et al, arXiv:1807.10846
Host: David Casanova