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Research Interests

Our research goal is to establish relationships of energetics, dynamics and structures in photochemical and photophysical processes on different temporal and spatial scales. We are interested in reactions  related to solar energy conversion, catalysis, molecular devices and enzymatic processes. Using a variety of experimental techniques, such as ultrafast optical and X-ray spectroscopy/scattering, as well as theoretical calculations, we seek fundamental understanding of photon/matter interactions in order to minimize the driving force and optimize the output of photochemical reactions. The results from our research provide feedbacks/guidance to materials design and synthesis.

Education/Academic qualification

Physical Chemistry, PhD, University of Chicago

… → 1987

Chemistry, BS, Peking University

… → 1982

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Excited states Chemical Compounds
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X rays Chemical Compounds
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Metals Chemical Compounds
Ligands Chemical Compounds
x rays Physics & Astronomy

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Grants 2007 2020

Research Output 1985 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Buckling of Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks under Thermal Stress

Evans, A. M., Ryder, M. R., Flanders, N. C., Vitaku, E., Chen, L. X. & Dichtel, W., Jun 12 2019, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 58, 23, p. 9883-9887 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermal stress
Gravimetric analysis
Thermodynamic stability
X ray diffraction
9 Citations (Scopus)

Controlled growth of imine-linked two-dimensional covalent organic framework nanoparticles

Li, R. L., Flanders, N. C., Evans, A. M., Ji, W., Castano, I., Chen, L. X., Gianneschi, N. C. & Dichtel, W. R., Jan 1 2019, In : Chemical Science. 10, 13, p. 3796-3801 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
X ray scattering
3 Citations (Scopus)

Intriguing Effects of Halogen Substitution on the Photophysical Properties of 2,9-(Bis)halo-Substituted Phenanthrolinecopper(I) Complexes

Brown-Xu, S., Fumanal, M., Gourlaouen, C., Gimeno, L., Quatela, A., Thobie-Gautier, C., Blart, E., Planchat, A., Riobé, F., Monnereau, C., Chen, L. X., Daniel, C. & Pellegrin, Y., Jun 17 2019, In : Inorganic chemistry. 58, 12, p. 7730-7745 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Excited states
Substitution reactions
1 Citation (Scopus)

Investigation of the photoinduced axial ligation process in the excited state of nickel(II) phthalocyanine

Hong, J., Fauvell, T. J., Helweh, W., Zhang, X. & Chen, L. X., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 372, p. 270-278 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Excited states
Ground state

Organic Solar Cells: Recent Progress and Challenges

Chen, L. X., Oct 11 2019, In : ACS Energy Letters. 4, 10, p. 2537-2539 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access