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TitlePhotoinduced electron and energy dynamics in architecturally designed molecular assemblies containing C60-fullerene
AuthorWang, Li, 1970-
DescriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2010. Chemistry
Paginationp-29, 346, 76 leaves : col. ill.
SubjectCharge exchange; Energy transfer; Excited state chemistry; Fullerenes; Oligomers
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Chemistry
NotesIncludes bibliographical references.
AbstractThe studies presented in this thesis describes the excited state dynamics of electron and energy transfer in one- and two-dimensional ㄫ-conjugated molecular constructs with fullerenes as electron accepting chromophores. -- This thesis first starts with the energetics and dynamical processes in the excited state of ㄫ-conjugated OPV/OPE oligomers following photon capture. Systematic analysis and characterization of the excited states formed after excitation includes the detailed quantitative understanding of the structural, electronic and vibronic parameters of ㄫ-conjugated OPV/OPE oligomers, as well as the substituent and orientation effects that dictate radiative, non-radiative relaxation pathways and the reaction dynamics of these transient excited states. -- With the detailed understanding of the excited state properties of ㄫ-conjugated OPV/OPE bridges, the photo-induced electron and energy transfer in the ㄫ-bridged C60 systems [A-(ㄫ-B)C/L -A] was undertaken. A major portion of the research centered on diphenylamino derivatized molecular assemblies. The excited states of molecular assemblies containing phenylamino moieties are known to be complex and many facets of dynamics are still controversial. Systematic investigations of the donor substituent effect on the excited state dynamics and the photo-induced electron and energy transfer in the donor substituted (ㄫ-B)-bridged C60 systems (A-[ㄫ-(D)BC]n-A) were scrutinized. Ultimately, this research should teach us how to engineer molecules in the potential opto-photonic device applications, i.e. photosynthetic devices that convert photonic energy into chemical energy. -- With the increased understanding of the ground and excited state properties of ㄫ-conjugated OPV/OPE oligomers with donor substituents, the last chapter is to assess the performance of two-dimensional H-shaped OPV/OPE chromophores with electron donor and acceptors as potential sensors for specific analytes.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
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SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera3315376
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
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