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Departmental Seminar

Dr. Khashayar Ghandi
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mount Allison University

Fri, July 14, 2017, 1:00 pm
Room C2004

Towards sustainable chemistry and energy with paramagnetic species in mind

Abstract:
After a brief outline of my groupís research fields, I will focus on Nuclear energy considering the chemical kinetics of reactive intermediates in coolants of Canadian nuclear reactors. Since an important probe of kinetics under extreme conditions is a positive muon, I will explain how muons as elementary particles are used to probe reactive intermediates. Then I will describe our results of the interaction of nanoparticles with paramagnetic reactive intermediates with potential applications in radiation therapy and nuclear energy. A key class of chemicals for some of our endeavours in materials science are ionic liquids. We use them often to make novel nanostructures or to form paramagnetic species to make new materials. To that end I would also describe some of our works on ionic liquids as intermediates for energy applications. I would then conclude with a case of paramagnetic species in clay materials.