4 February (Tuesday), 11:00am, B82 Conference Room. Hosted by Nicolas de Souza Prof Qun Wan Nanjing Agricultural University, China "Understanding the pH-Dependent Reaction Mechanism of a Glycoside Hydrolase Using High Resolution X-ray and Neutron Crystallography"
18 February (Tuesday), 11:00am, AINSE Theatre Senior Leaders "Executive & Senior Leaders - Visions for 2020"
5 March (Thursday), 11:00am, AINSE Theatre Samila McDonald "Dye-TiO2 interfacial structure in dye-sensitized solar cells"
Abstract: Dr Samila McDonald
(based in the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) at ANSTO) is a
Postdoctoral Research Associate jointly supported by the University of
Cambridge and ANSTO. Samilaís current project is focused on using X-ray and
neutron reflectometry to investigate dye self-assembly in dye-sensitized solar
cells (DSCs). DSCís are photovoltaic devices that use dye molecules adsorbed to
metal oxide semiconductor substrates (e.g. titanium dioxide, or TiO2)
in order to harvest photoelectrons and convert into electricity. Samila will
take us through her project highlighting how the interface between the dye
molecules and TiO2 is crucially important to the transfer of charge
and overall photon-to-current efficiency, but little is understood about the
interfacial structure and how it changes by tuning the dye molecular structure.
17 March (Tuesday), 10:00am, B83 Conference Room. Hosted by Kirrily Rule Leonie Heinze TU Braunschweig, Germany "Magnetic properties and spin-wave excitations of the frustrated quantum magnets linarite, PbCuSO₄(OH)₂, and atacamite Cu₂Cl(OH)₃"
26 March (Thursday), 9:00am, Zoom or Skype. Hosted by Stephen Holt Johanna Jochum Technische University Munich "From thin films to neutron resonant spin echo (Skype for Business)"