Jonas Fransson

Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory

Mobile phone:
+46 70 1679264
Visiting address:
Room ÅNG 93134 Lägerhyddsvägen 5
SE-75237 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 516
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My passion is to construct pictures of physical phenomena by means of the mathematical tools at my disposal. The theoretical comprehension is partly built on mathematical methods but also includes insights and descriptions that goes beyond the mathematical interpretation. In particular, I am interested in magnetic and spin based phenomena out of equilibrium, where vibrations, external forces, and time plays part for the physics.

CISS online seminars

Spring semester 2023

Seminar schedule:


18 —Daniel Bürgler, Forschungszentrum Jülich: Enantiospecific adsorption on a ferromagnetic surface at the single-molecule scale: Heptahelicene on Co nanoislands


1 —Shinji Miwa, Univ. Tokyo: CISS with no net current

15 —Christoph Tegenkamp, Tech. Univ. Chemnitz: Electronic transport along chiral nanostructures


1 —Milos Baljosovic, Swansea Univ.: Chirality induced spin selectivity in layers of helicenes

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29 —Furkan Ozturk, Harvard Univ.:


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Fall semester 2022

Seminar schedule:


31 — open discussions around two different themes with short introductory notes lead by

Clarice D. Aiello, UCLA: How does CISS predict that an arbitrary spin superposition will evolve during electron transport?

Vladimiro Mujica, ASU: TBD


14 — Vit Svoboda, JILA: Ultrafast time-resolved probes of chirality during photochemical reactions

28 — Sukru Furkan Ozturk, Harvard Univ.: On the origin of homochirality in nature: A new spin


12 — Jonas Fransson, Uppsala Univ.: Chiral phonon induced spin-polarization

26 — Alberto Privitera, Univ. Florence and Alessandro Chiesa, Univ. Parma: First step toward the direct detection of photoinduced CISS effect


9 — Aisha Kermishe and Yan Xi Foo, UCLA:

23 — Shuichi Murakami, Tokyo Inst. Tech.:


5 — 8 Bad Honnef — Towards Comprehension of Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity

21 — Jan van Ruitenbeek, Leiden Univ.:

Spring semester 2022

Seminar schedule:


19 — open discussions around three different main themes with short introductory notes lead by

- CISS phenomena: Per Hedegård, Lorenzo Gomez

- CISS theoretical models: Amnon Aharony, Carmen Herrmann

- CISS applications: Yossi Paltiel, Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, Jean-Philippe Ansermet


2 — Ron Naaman, Weizmann Inst. - Explanation of the CISS effect

16 — Joseph Subotnik, Univ. Pittsburg - Spin Orbit Coupling and Nuclear Motion within a Born-Oppenheimer Treatment: Are Berry Forces Connected to Chiral Induced Spin Selection?


2 — Rafael Gutierrez, TU Dresden - van der Waals interactions between chiral molecules: CISS-related corrections to the dispersion energy?

16 — Jun Liu, NCS Univ. (TBC) - Observation of the chiral phonon activated spin Seebeck effect

30 — Yossi Paltiel, Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem - Chiral spintronics; from memristors to superconducting spintronics


13 —Ora Entin-Wohlman, Tel Aviv Univ. - Spin-Active Weak Links

27 —Dimitar Sesselov, Harvard Univ. - CISS & Life's origins: Photons, electrons, and chemistry in muddy waters


11 — Tianhan Liu, UCLA - Halle effect in semiconductor-based two-terminal molecular junctions

25 — Thomas Fay, UC. Berkley - The CISS effect in molecular electron transfer


8 — Patrick Rosa, CNRS Univ. Bordeaux - When molecular junctions try to meet chiral coordination complexes

22 — Yves Geerts, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles - Towards spin-directed enantiomeric excess

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Should you be interested to give a contribution to the seminar series, please notify me by e-mail.

Fall semester 2021

Seminar schedule:

September 15 — Oren Ben Dor, Harvard Univ. — Understanding Homochirality with Chiral Induced Spin-Selectivity using a single NV center in diamond

29 — Amparo Ruiz Carretero, Univ. Strasbourg — Guiding charge carriers through chiral assemblies: exploring the CISS effect in hydrogen-bonded chiral semiconductors

October 13 — Hiroshi Yamamoto, Inst. Molecular Science — CISS effects in good conductors

27 — Francesco Tassinari, Weizmann Inst. — Spin-dependent electrochemistry

November 10 — Helmut Zacharias, Univ. Munster — CISS - the photoelectron view

24 — Karen Michaeli, Weizmann Inst. — Chiral induced spin selectivity in the phonon-assisted hopping regime

December 8 — Magali Lingenfelder, EPFL —Interfacial chemistry insights into chiral functionalization and magnetic field effects on electrocatalysis

15 — Kars Hiusman, TU Delft — CISS effect: Magnetoresistance Through Inelastic Scattering

Should you be interested to be included on the mailing list, please notify me by e-mail.

Should you be interested to give a contribution to the seminar series, please notify me by e-mail.

Spring semester 2021

Seminar schedule:

January 27 — Vladimiro Mujica, ASU — CISS Effect: Overview and Open Questions

February 10 — Carmen Hermann, Univ. Hambug — First-principles approaches to chiral induced spin selectivity

24 — Jean-Philippe Ansermet, EPFL — Using Magnetic Resonance to demonstrate a CISS effect at chiral electrodes

March 10 — Per Hedegård, NBI — CISS - magnetic nanoparticles and leads

24 — Jonas Fransson, UU — Charge Redistribution and Spin-Polarization Driven by Correlation Induced Electron Exchange in Chiral Molecules

April 7 — Xu Yang, Univ. Groningen —The electrical detection of CISS in linear and nonlinear response regimes

21 — Binhai Yan, Wiezmann institute — Orbital, Spin and Chirality in CISS

May 5 — Clarice D. Aiello, UCLA —Can CISS be harnessed for quantum information processing?

19 — Yonatan Dubi, BGU —Spinterface interactions as the origin of CISS

June 2 — Shijie Xie, Shandong University — Polaron dominated CISS in organic chiral polymers

16 — David T. Waldeck, Univ. Pittsburg — Recent experimental results from Pittsburgh on CISS: chiral oxide spin filters and more

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Should you be interested to give a contribution to the seminar series, please notify me by e-mail.

Research Interests

Non-equilibrium condensed matter physics with special attention to the modeling of nanostructures systems and local probing techniques. Particular focus is directed on impurity scattering in two-dimensional systems, where the impurities possess bosonic (vibrational, spin, ...) degrees of freedom which give rise to inelastic scattering processes. Interactions between local defects adsorbed onto surface of modern materials e.g. superconductors, graphene, topological insulators, strongly spin-orbit coupled surfaces, and hidden order materials.

At the moment my devotion is set to chiral induced spin selectivity, where spatial and spin degrees of freedom cooperate with electron correlations and vibrations to generate a macroscopically measurable spin asymmetry in the charge current.

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Jonas Fransson