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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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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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Zheng F, Raeber T, Rubanov S, Lee C, Seeber A, Hall C, Smith TA, Gao M, Angmo D, Ghiggino KP.  2022.  Spontaneous Formation of a Ligand-Based 2D Capping Layer on the Surface of Quasi-2D Perovskite FilmsSpontaneous Formation of a Ligand-Based 2D Capping Layer on the Surface of Quasi-2D Perovskite Films. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
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Fenati RA, Chen Z, Yamagishi Y, Tsukakoshi K, Ikebukuor K, Manian A, Russo SP, Yamazaki T, Ellis AV.  2022.  Enhancement of DNAzymatic activity using iterative in silico maturation. Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
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Hapuarachchi H, Campaioli F, Cole JH.  2022.  NV-plasmonics: modifying optical emission of an NV- center via plasmonic metal nanoparticles. Nanophotonics.
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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.