Towards Comprehension of Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity

775. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

05 Dec - 08 Dec 2022


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Carmen Herrmann, U Hamburg, Germany • Prof. Dr. Jonas Fransson, U Uppsala, Sweden

When electrons are moving through helical molecules, one spin orientation has a larger chance of making it through than the other, despite the helices being diamagnetic. This observation termed chiral induced spin selectivity is an intriguing phenomenon that rests on a foundation of structural chirality, spin-orbit interactions, and strongly non-equilibrium conditions. Its underlying mechanism is not fully understood. What might be further aspects fitting into the set of fundamental mechanisms lying behind this phenomenon? This question is one, among several others, that we aim to discuss and, hopefully, clarify in this seminar. Leading experts working in the field of chiral induced spin selectivity as well as expert physicists, chemists, engineering and biology-oriented scientists aiming to focus research in this direction will provide lectures with a broad scope to facilitate a wider comprehension and open discussions of this enigmatic issue.

Invited speakers will outline the contemporary state of the experimental and theoretical side in presentations that aim to open for questions and discussions between the attending researchers. In addition, participants are asked and encouraged to take part in the poster session preceded by an oral brief presentation of the poster contents. The number of attending researchers is limited to 60.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.