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Title: Radiative processes in artificial photon collectors
Author: Mallon, Laura
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 8304
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
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Photosynthesis is a naturally occurring process that converts sunlight into stored chemical energy. The artificial recreation of this process is highly desirable as a way of obtaining renewable energy sources and has attracted considerable research effort over many decades. A common feature of both natural and artificial photosynthesis involves the transfer of lectronic energy between molecules, with the photon ultimately being trapped at a specific site. This research project looks at a series of boron dipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyes coupled with various chromophores and examines their ability to duplicate the energy-transfer steps found in the natural organism. We focus mostly on electronic energy transfer between the closely-spaced chromophores using experimental approaches, in particular steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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