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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!


Stevens AL, Yeow C, White JM, Bradley SJ, Ghiggino KP, Steer RP.  2021.  Electronic spectroscopy and photophysics of calix[4]azulene. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 405:112922.
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Kurdi KAl, McCarthy DP, McMeekin DP, Fürer SO, Tremblay M-H, Barlow S, Bach U, Marder SR.  2021.  A naphthalene diimide side-chain polymer as an electron-extraction layer for stable perovskite solar cells. Materials Chemistry Frontiers.
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Klymenko M.V., Vaitkus J.A., Smith J.S., Cole J.H..  2021.  NanoNET: An extendable Python framework for semi-empirical tight-binding models. Computer Physics Communications. 259:107676.
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Stevens AL, Awuku S, Ghiggino KP, Hao Y, Novakovic S, Steer RP, White JM.  2020.  Spectroscopic and Dynamic Properties of Electronically Excited Pendant Porphyrin Polymers with Backbones of Differing Flexibility. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 124(51):10748-10757.
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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.