Ken Jordan Organizes Session at the ACS Spring 2016 Meeting

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 11 February 2016

The 251st American Chemical Society national meeting and exposition will be held from March 13-17, 2016 at San Diego, CA. The theme this year is "Computers in Chemistry", and PQI faculty Ken Jordan is co-organizing a session entitled Metastable Electronic States: Recent Advances In Theory and Experiment

The session will address the challenges of elucidating the dynamics and decay channels of metastable states of molecular systems. 

Although significant advances in theoretical and experimental characterization of metastable states have been made in recent years, major challenges still remain. Metastable electronic states play a key role in a wide range of processes including dissociative attachment, vibrational and electronic excitation of molecules, X-ray absorption, Coulomb decay, and photoinduced electron transfer, all of which present unique challenges for both experiment and theory. This symposium will therefore bring together theorists and experimentalists working on metastable states.