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George C. Schatz

Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1976; B.S. in Chemistry, Clarkson University, 1971

Research Interests

George C. Schatz’s applied physics research is concerned with theory and modeling in three areas:

  • Plasmonic materials
  • Single molecule mechanical properties
  • DNA photophysics and mechanical properties

In the plasmonics materials field Professor Schatz has contributed to the development of computational electrodynamics and electronic structure methods for studying the optical properties of metal particles and other metal nanostructures, with applications to surface enhanced optical phenomena, plasmon enhanced solar cells, and plasmonic devices. His studies of single molecule mechanics have involved the development of molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics methods for describing the shear and tensile properties of carbon nanotubes and other carbon nanostructures as well as “pulling experiments” involving biomolecules.  In the DNA field he is involved in studies of such photophysical properties as TT dimerization, and he has recently examined the bending properties of DNA that are important in the formation of nucleosomes, a key component of the cell nucleus.

Selected Publications

Revealing the three-dimensional orientation and interplay between plasmons and interband transitions for single gold bipyramids by photoluminescence excitation pattern imaging, Liu, Quan; Ge, Dandan; Wackenhut, Frank; Coplan, Caitlin D.; Cherqui, Charles; Brecht, Marc; Lin, Xiao-Min; Schatz, George C.; Schaller, Richard D.; Adam, Pierre-Michel; Bachelot, Renaud; Meixner, Alfred J. J. Phys. Chem. C, 125. 26978-85 (2021) DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c08402

Enhancing entangled two-photon absorption for picosecond quantum spectroscopy, Ryan K. Burdick, George C. Schatz, Theodore Goodson III, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 143, 16930-34 (2021). 10.1021/jacs.1c09728

Dynamic control of photocatalytic proton reduction through the mechanical actuation of a hydrogel host matrix, Yang, Muwen; Xiong, Qinsi; Kodaimati, Mohamad S.; Jiang, Xinyi; Schweitzer, Neil M.; Schatz, George C.; Weiss, Emily A., J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 12, 12135-141 (2021) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c03713

Non-fullerene acceptors with direct and indirect hexa-fluorination afford >17% efficiency in polymer solar cells, Li, Guoping; Feng, Liang-Wen; Mukherjee, Subhrangsu; Jones, Leighton O.; Jacobberger, Robert M.; Huang, Wei; Young, Ryan M.; Pankow, Robert M.; Zhu, Weigang; Lu, Norman; Kohlstedt, Kevin L.; Sangwan, Vinod K.; Wasielewski, Michael R.; Hersam, Mark C.; Schatz, George C.; DeLongchamp, Dean M.; Facchetti, Antonio; Marks, Tobin J. Energy & Environmental Science, 15, 645-659 (2022) DOI: 10.1039/d1ee03225a

Layered structures of assembled imine-linked macrocycles and two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks give rise to prolonged exciton lifetimes, Helweh, Waleed; Flanders, Nathan C.; Wang, Shiwei; Phelan, Brian T.; Kim, Pyosang; Strauss, Michael J.; Li, Rebecca L.; Kelley, Matthew S.; Kirschner, Matthew S.; Edwards, Dillon O.; Spencer, Austin P.; Schatz, George C.; Schaller, Richard D.; Dichtel, William R.; Chen, Lin X., J. Mat. Chem. C 10, 3015-26 (2022) DOI: 10.1039/d1tc05840a

Direct observation of modulated radical spin states in metal-organic frameworks by controlled flexibility, Chen, Xiaofeng; Xie, Haomiao; Lorenzo, Emmaline R.; Zeman, Charles J. IV; Qi, Yue; Syed, Zoha H.; Stone, Aaron E. B. S.; Wang, Yao; Goswami, Subhadip; Li, Peng; Islamoglu, Timur; Weiss, Emily A.; Hupp, Joseph T.; Schatz, George C.; Wasielewski, Michael R.; Farha, Omar K. JACS, 144, 2685-93 (2022) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c11417

Controlled hysteresis of confuctance in molecular tunneling junctions, Park, Junwoo; Kodaimati, Mohamad S.; Belding, Lee; Root, Samuel E.; Schatz, George C.; Whitesides, George M. ACS Mamp, 16, 4206-16 (2022) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c10155

Polariton dynamics in two-dimensional Ruddlesden-Popper perovskites strongly coupled with plasmonic lattices, Park, Jeong-Eun; López-Arteaga, Rafael; Sample, Alexander D; Cherqui, Charles R; Spanopoulos, Ioannis; Guan, Jun; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G; Schatz, George C; Weiss, Emily A; Odom, Teri W, ACS Nano,16, 3917-3925  (2022) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c09296

Programmable self-regulation with wrinkled hydrogels and plasmonic nanoparticle lattices, Lee, Young-Ah Lucy; Mousavikhamene, Zeynab; Amrithanath, Abhishek Kottaram; Neidhart, Suzanne M.; Krishnaswamy, Sridhar; Schatz, George C.; Odom, Teri W. Small 18, 2103865 DOI: 10.1002/smll.202103865

Generating bright emissive states by modulating the bandgap of monolayer tungsten, Tumpa Sadhukhan and George C. Schatz, J. Phys. Chem. C 126, 5598-5606 (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c09508

Localized π surface states on 2D molybdenum disulfide from carbene-functionalization as a qubit design strategy, Leigton, O. Jones, Tumpa Sadhukhan and George C. Schatz, ACS Physical Chemistry Au, asap (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acsphyschemau.1c00055

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