$450K NSF Grant Funds Fundamental Research in Quantum Physics

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“In quantum mechanics, there’s a communication between the different possible locations that is entirely due to electron dynamics,” said Eric Bittner, Moores Professor of Chemical Physics at the University of Houston.

Bittner studies this mechanism in the context of electron transfer systems, which are a class of materials used for light harvesting or energy conversion. His research is the recipient of a recent three-year, $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.