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Seminar: "What can we learn in glass materials combining conventional infrared and Raman with unconventional hyper-Raman and hyper-Rayleigh techniques?" By Dr. Vincent Rodriguez

Friday, May 22, 2015 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CREOL Room 103

Celebrating the International Year of Light 2015

Vincent Rodriguez 

Institute of Molecular Science (ISM), University of Bordeaux, Talence, France.

Abstract:

Vibrational spectroscopies are suitable techniques to get structural and dynamical insights from a wide range of systems at the molecular scale. The combination of spontaneous hyper-Raman scattering (HRS), which is a nonlinear vibrational technique, to other conventional vibrational techniques as infrared (IR) and Raman scattering (RS) has enriched this field.  Harmonic light scattering (HLS), also called hyper-Rayleigh scattering, provides unique additional information about the nature and structure/symmetry of the scatterers.

Biography:

Prof. Vincent Rodriguez obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1989 at the University of Bordeaux (France). After a postdoc at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and at the “Institut Laue-Langevin” (European Neutron Research Facilities) in Grenoble (France), he returned in 1993 to the University of Bordeaux as assistant professor. He obtained the “Habilitation à diriger les recherches” (HDR) at the University of Bordeaux in 2003. Since 2007 he is a full professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux. Over the years, he has contributed in the field of vibrational spectroscopies as well as nonlinear optics techniques like second Harmonic Generation, hyper-Raleigh Scattering, hyper-Raman Scattering. His recent areas of interest concern novel photonic materials for nonlinear optics applications and imaging, molecular switches and molecular and supramolecular chirality. He has co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers including review papers, one book and three book chapters, covering the fields of material chemistry and nonlinear optics. 

For additional information:

Dr. Kathleen A. Richardson

407-823-6815

kcr@creol.ucf.edu

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