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Welcome to Exciton Science

At the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, we are excited about the possibilities of transforming light into energy and energy into light.  We are a collaboration of academia and industry focused on innovative research to improve solar energy technology, lighting and security systems.

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Manian A, Hudson RJ, Ramkissoon P, Smith TA, Russo SP.  In Press.  Interexcited State Photophysics I: Benchmarking Density Functionals for Computing Nonadiabatic Couplings and Internal Conversion Rate Constants. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation.
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Zhao J, Fürer SO, McMeekin DP, Lin Q, Lv P, Ma J, Tan WLiang, Wang C, Tan B, Chesman ASR et al..  2023.  Efficient and stable formamidinium–caesium perovskite solar cells and modules from lead acetate-based precursors. Energy & Environmental Science. 16(1):138-147.
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Rietwyk KJ, Lin X, Tan B, Warnakula T, Holzhey P, Zhao B, Deng S, Surmiak MA, Jasieniak J, Bach U.  2023.  Ideality Factor Mapping of Back‐Contact Perovskite Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials. :2200796.
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Pervin R, Manian A, Chen Z, Christofferson AJ, Owyong TCin, Bradley SJ, White JM, Ghiggino KP, Russo SP, Wong WWH.  2023.  Medium effects on the fluorescence of Imide-substituted naphthalene diimides. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 436:114364.
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The Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is an Australian Research Council research centre linking the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University, UNSW Sydney and the University of Sydney.

Our partners include: The Defence Science and Technology Group, The Reserve Bank of Australia and CSIRO.