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a Theoretical chemistry Approach to tiME-resolved molecular Plasmonics

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Organization address
address: VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 2
city: PADOVA
postcode: 35122

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙432˙890 €
 EC max contribution 1˙432˙890 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-04-01   to  2021-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA IT (PADOVA) coordinator 916˙621.00


 Project objective

Ultrafast spectroscopy is a powerful tool able to disclose the atomistic real-time motion picture of the basic chemical events behind technology and Life, such as catalytic reactions or photosynthetic light harvesting. Nowadays, by cleverly harnessing the interaction of the studied molecules with plasmons (collective electron excitations supported, e.g., by metal nanoparticles) it is becoming possible to focus these investigations on specific nanoscopic regions, such as a portion of a catalytic surface or of a photosynthetic membrane. This coupling can also produce new quantum effects such as molecule-plasmon hybrid excitations. On the other hand, it makes the real-time molecular evolution and its perturbation by light more complex, and thus calls for new theoretical treatments. The available ones are unable to tackle this complexity, because they consist of phenomenological models focused on field enhancements or on generic features of the various plasmon-molecule coupling regimes. The goal of TAME-Plasmons is to develop a theoretical chemistry approach to directly simulate the real time evolution of molecules interacting with plasmons and light. Our approach lifts the current theoretical limitations by coupling a real-time quantum chemical description of the molecules with a time-dependent electromagnetic description of plasmons, rooted in our previous work on steady-state molecular plasmonics. We will implement this approach in an open-source software, accessible also to non-specialists. We will address current open issues such as the controversial nature of plasmon-aided frequency up-conversion by noble gases and the interpretation of sub-molecularly resolved photoemission induced by scanning tunneling microscopy. We will also anticipate questions that may arise along with progress in the field, for example how to engineer energy transfer paths in photosynthetic light harvesting proteins by exploiting the coupling to plasmons.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Valeria Giliberti, Raffaella Polito, Eglof Ritter, Matthias Broser, Peter Hegemann, Ljiljana Puskar, Ulrich Schade, Laura Zanetti-Polzi, Isabella Daidone, Stefano Corni, Francesco Rusconi, Paolo Biagioni, Leonetta Baldassarre, Michele Ortolani
Tip-Enhanced Infrared Difference-Nanospectroscopy of the Proton Pump Activity of Bacteriorhodopsin in Single Purple Membrane Patches
published pages: 3104-3114, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b00512
Nano Letters 19/5 2020-04-24
2019 Gabriel Gil, Silvio Pipolo, Alain Delgado, Carlo Andrea Rozzi, Stefano Corni
Nonequilibrium Solvent Polarization Effects in Real-Time Electronic Dynamics of Solute Molecules Subject to Time-Dependent Electric Fields: A New Feature of the Polarizable Continuum Model
published pages: 2306-2319, ISSN: 1549-9618, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00010
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 15/4 2020-04-24
2020 Jacopo Fregoni, Giovanni Granucci, Maurizio Persico, Stefano Corni
Strong Coupling with Light Enhances the Photoisomerization Quantum Yield of Azobenzene
published pages: 250-265, ISSN: 2451-9294, DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.11.001
Chem 6/1 2020-04-24
2019 Marta Rosa, Gabriel Gil, Stefano Corni, Roberto Cammi
Quantum optimal control theory for solvated systems
published pages: 194109, ISSN: 0021-9606, DOI: 10.1063/1.5125184
The Journal of Chemical Physics 151/19 2020-04-24
2019 Benedetta Mennucci, Stefano Corni
Multiscale modelling of photoinduced processes in composite systems
published pages: 315-330, ISSN: 2397-3358, DOI: 10.1038/s41570-019-0092-4
Nature Reviews Chemistry 3/5 2020-04-24
2019 Michele Guerrini, Caterina Cocchi, Arrigo Calzolari, Daniele Varsano, Stefano Corni
Interplay between Intra- and Intermolecular Charge Transfer in the Optical Excitations of J-Aggregates
published pages: 6831-6838, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11709
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123/11 2020-04-24
2019 Michele Guerrini, Arrigo Calzolari, Daniele Varsano, Stefano Corni
Quantifying the Plasmonic Character of Optical Excitations in a Molecular J-Aggregate
published pages: 3197-3203, ISSN: 1549-9618, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00220
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 15/5 2020-04-24
2019 Tommaso Giovannini, Marta Rosa, Stefano Corni, Chiara Cappelli
A classical picture of subnanometer junctions: an atomistic Drude approach to nanoplasmonics
published pages: 6004-6015, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/C8NR09134J
Nanoscale 11/13 2020-04-24
2019 Giorgia Brancolini, Hender Lopez, Stefano Corni, Valentina Tozzini
Low-Resolution Models for the Interaction Dynamics of Coated Gold Nanoparticles with β2-microglobulin
published pages: 3866, ISSN: 1422-0067, DOI: 10.3390/ijms20163866
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20/16 2020-04-24
2019 Emanuele Coccia, Stefano Corni
Role of coherence in the plasmonic control of molecular absorption
published pages: 44703, ISSN: 0021-9606, DOI: 10.1063/1.5109378
The Journal of Chemical Physics 151/4 2020-04-24
2018 Marie Labeye, Felipe Zapata, Emanuele Coccia, Valérie Véniard, Julien Toulouse, Jérémie Caillat, Richard Taïeb, Eleonora Luppi
Optimal Basis Set for Electron Dynamics in Strong Laser Fields: The case of Molecular Ion H 2 +
published pages: 5846-5858, ISSN: 1549-9618, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00656
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 14/11 2019-04-18
2018 J. Fregoni, G. Granucci, E. Coccia, M. Persico, S. Corni
Manipulating azobenzene photoisomerization through strong light–molecule coupling
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06971-y
Nature Communications 9/1 2019-04-18
2017 Runmin Zhang, Luca Bursi, Joel D. Cox, Yao Cui, Caroline M. Krauter, Alessandro Alabastri, Alejandro Manjavacas, Arrigo Calzolari, Stefano Corni, Elisa Molinari, Emily A. Carter, F. Javier García de Abajo, Hui Zhang, Peter Nordlander
How To Identify Plasmons from the Optical Response of Nanostructures
published pages: 7321-7335, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03421
ACS Nano 11/7 2019-04-03
2018 Michele Guerrini, Arrigo Calzolari, Stefano Corni
Solid-State Effects on the Optical Excitation of Push–Pull Molecular J-Aggregates by First-Principles Simulations
published pages: 10481-10486, ISSN: 2470-1343, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b01457
ACS Omega 3/9 2019-04-02
2018 Stefano Caprasecca, Stefano Corni, Benedetta Mennucci
Shaping excitons in light-harvesting proteins through nanoplasmonics
published pages: 6219-6227, ISSN: 2041-6520, DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01162A
Chemical Science 9/29 2019-04-02
2018 Emanuele Coccia, Filippo Troiani, Stefano Corni
Probing quantum coherence in ultrafast molecular processes: An ab initio approach to open quantum systems
published pages: 204112, ISSN: 0021-9606, DOI: 10.1063/1.5022976
The Journal of Chemical Physics 148/20 2019-04-01
2018 Giorgia Brancolini, Maria Celeste Maschio, Cristina Cantarutti, Alessandra Corazza, Federico Fogolari, Vittorio Bellotti, Stefano Corni, Gennaro Esposito
Citrate stabilized gold nanoparticles interfere with amyloid fibril formation: D76N and ΔN6 β2-microglobulin variants
published pages: 4793-4806, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c7nr06808e
Nanoscale 10/10 2019-04-01
2016 Silvio Pipolo Stefano Corni
Real-Time Description of the Electronic Dynamics for a Molecule Close to a Plasmonic Nanoparticle
published pages: , ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11084
J Phys Chem C 2019-06-18
2017 Silvio Pipolo, Stefano Corni, Roberto Cammi
Equation of Motion for the Solvent Polarization Apparent Charges in the Polarizable Continuum Model: Application to Time-Dependent CI
published pages: , ISSN: 0021-9606, DOI: 10.1063/1.4975620
J Chem Phys 2019-06-18
2016 G.Gil, S. Corni, A. Delgado, A. Bertoni, G. Goldoni
Predicting signatures of anisotropic resonance energy transfer in dye-functionalized nanoparticles.
published pages: , ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA22433D
RSC Advances 2019-06-18

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