Transient molecular structural and functional correlations in solar energy generation

Lin X Chen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Photoexcited molecules are often reactants in solar energy conversion processes, and their structural and functional correlations are keys to understanding and control of reactions in generating solar fuels. Because of their transient nature, we need to study their functions and structures with short light pulses. A review will be presented on how chemists capture structures and reaction pathways of excited state species that only exist transiently during solar energy conversion. The goal is to introduce new opportunities and methods available currently and in the future at the frontier of understanding and control of photochemical reactions relevant to solar energy conversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 238th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2009Aug 20 2009

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727

Other

Other238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period8/16/098/20/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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