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Congratulations to the Kirk Group

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posted: Mon Feb 12 2018 15:09:53

Congratulations to Professor Martin Kirk and his students Dr. Ben Stein (now at LANL) and Ju Chen on their recent article “Excited State Magnetic Exchange Interactions Enable Large Spin Polarization Effects".  Processes involving multiple electron spin centers are crucial elements for both spintronics and quantum computing, and progress in these areas will require the development of methods to control and manipulate electronic spin states and quantum entanglement. Kirk and co-workers have used magnetic circular dichroism measurements to show how optical excitation can be used to control and observe spin interactions in molecular excited states.  The significance of the work, published in JACS (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.7b11397), will now be highlighted in an upcoming Spotlight of especially important articles.