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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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Our arcade-style games allow your students to explore concepts around renewable energy and solar technology and have loads of fun while doing it!


Akinoglu EMetin, Song J, Kinnear C, Xue Y, Zhang H, Roberts A, Köhler J, Mulvaney P.  2020.  Concealed Structural Colors Uncovered by Light Scattering. Advanced Optical Materials. :2001307.
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Mao W, Hall CR, Bernardi S, Cheng Y-B, Widmer-Cooper A, Smith TA, Bach U.  2020.  Light-induced reversal of ion segregation in mixed-halide perovskites. Nature Materials.
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Akinoglu EMetin, Luo L, Dodge T, Guo L, Akinoglu GEngin, Wang X, Shui L, Zhou G, Naughton MJ, Kempa K et al..  2020.  Extraordinary optical transmission in nano-bridged plasmonic arrays mimicking a stable weakly-connected percolation threshold. Optics Express. 28(21):31425.
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Bozheyev F, Akinoglu EMetin, Wu L, Lou S, Giersig M.  2020.  Effect of Mo-doping in SnO2 thin film photoanodes for water oxidation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.
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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.