Imagine the revolutionary possibilities that would be created by designing and realizing coherent pathways that use absorbed photons to localize energy, charge, or spin in order to perform targeted chemistry in warm, wet, and noisy condensed phase environments. This Center will establish new approaches to manipulate the structure and dynamics of matter, enabled by learning how to use the coherent motion of particles and excitation energy to direct and redirect chemistry.

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The Center for Synthesizing Quantum Coherence (CSQC) is a National Science Foundation Phase I Center for Chemical Innovation.  This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under the CCI Phase I: NSF Center for Synthesizing Quantum Coherence, grant number CHE-1925690. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this web site are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the participating institutions.