New Properties of Matter in the Strong Coupling Regime

Thomas Ebbesen,
USIAS & ISIS, University of Strasbourg & CNRS, France

Tuesday, December 07, 2021
5:15 p.m. — room Jaures (29 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris)

Light-matter strong coupling can give rise to a multitude of physical effects through the formation of hybrid light-matter states that have been extensively studied. However, the implications for molecular and material properties have remained mostly unexplored. After introducing the fundamental concepts, examples of modified properties of strongly coupled systems in the ground state, such as superconductivity, charge and energy transport, and chemical reactivity will be given to illustrate the potential of light-matter states.

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