Hot injection dynamics: Design mechanisms and ideas

Gil Katz*, Mark A. Ratner, Ronnie Kosloff

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A minimal quantum mechanical model for efficient molecular capture of photon energy is presented. The model is constructed from a bright electronic state which is accessed by a photoinduced transition from the ground state and an acceptor excited state which stores the photoenergy. The model permits rational design of the bright and acceptor electronic states to improve the capture of solar energy. The main design factors are analyzed through examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5833-5837
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 16 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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