The molecular symmetry and the electrons’ spin-How are they related and how can we utilize them.

Materials & Solutions


17:00 - 17:30

Spin based properties, applications, and devices are commonly related to magnetic effects and to magnetic materials. However, we found that chiral organic molecules act as spin filters for photoelectrons transmission, in electron transfer, and in electron transport.

The new effect, termed Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS), was found, among others, in bio-molecules and in bio-systems. It has interesting implications for the production of new types of spintronics devices and on electron transfer in biological systems. Our findings shed new light on enantio-specific interactions and it opens the possibility to construct novel methods for enantio-separation.


Ron Naaman

Weizmann Institute of Science

Born in Israel, Naaman earned his BSc in 1973 from Be...