Studies of photon induced electron excitation and transfer

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

Studies of photon induced electron excitation and transfer: sensors, solar cells, and photodynamic therapy

Three projects are related to this topic. One is to study the mechanism of electron excitation and tranfer upon absorption of photons in fluorescence sensors. The second project is to study the mechanism of electron excitation/transfer in organic dyes used in solar cells, and the third is to study the mechanism and kinetics of generating long-lived triplet states for photodynamic therapy photosensitizers.


Publications related to the topic:

  • T. Wang, K.C. Weerasinghe, P.C. Ubaldo, D. Liu,W. Li, X. Zhou, L. Wang, Chem. Phys. Lett.  618(2015)142-146: “Tuning electron–hole distance of the excitons in organic molecules using functional groups”.

  • X. Zhou, D. Liu, T. Wang, X. Hu, J. Guo, K.C. Weerasinghe, L. Wang, and W. Li, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 274 (2014) 57-63: “Synthesis and photophysical studies of triazine-linked porphyrin-perylene bismide dyad with long-lived perylene triplet state”.

  • J.D. Wood, J.L. Jellison, A.D. Finke, L. Wang, and K.N. Plunkett, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134(2012)15783-15789: "Electron Acceptors Based on Functionalizable Cyclopenta[hi] aceanthrylenes and Dicyclopenta[de,mn]tetracenes".

  • L.L. Walkup, K.C. Weerasinghe, M. Tao, X. Zhou, M. Zhang, D. Liu, and L. Wang, J. Phys. Chem. C 114 (2010) 19521-19528: "Importance of Dynamics in Electron Excitation and Transfer of Organic Dyes".

  • Q.A. Best, R. Xu, M.E. McCarroll, L. Wang, and D.J. Dyer, Org. Lett. 12 (2010) 3219-3221: "Design and Investigation of a Series of Rhodamine-Based Fluorescent Probes for Optical Measurements of pH ".

  • G.A. Hudson, L. Cheng, J. Yu, Y. Yan, D.J. Dyer, M.E. McCarrol, and L. Wang, J. Phys. Chem. B 114 (2010) 870-876: "Computational Studies on Response and Binding Selectivity of Fluoresence Sensors".