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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.  2020.  Electronic spectroscopy and photophysics of calix[4]azulene. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 405:112922.
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Feng K, Akinoglu EMetin, Bozheyev F, Guo L, Jin M, Wang X, Zhou G, Naughton MJ, Giersig M.  2020.  Magnetron sputtered copper bismuth oxide photocathodes for solar water reduction. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 53(49):495501.
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Smith DGA, Burns LA, Simmonett AC, Parrish RM, Schieber MC, Galvelis R, Kraus P, Kruse H, Di Remigio R, Alenaizan A et al..  2020.  PSI4 1.4: Open-source software for high-throughput quantum chemistry. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 152(18):184108.
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Shaw RA.  2020.  The completeness properties of Gaussian‐type orbitals in quantum chemistry. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. 120(17)
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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.