Accession Number ADA567091
Title Programmable Triplet Formation and Decay in Metal-Organic Chromophores.
Publication Date Dec 2011
Media Count 40p
Personal Author F. N. Castellano
Abstract This research project focused on 3 primary areas of investigation. The generalized concept of low power photon upconversion has been developed under the auspices of this funding and has led to broad recognition that this technology, based on regenerative photochemical reactions, can be applied in a range of energy-relevant applications for the conversion of low energy sunlight to higher energy photons. A second focus related to developing systematically-variable photophysics in platinum acetylides, excited-state absorption in particular, for potential applications in optical limiting molecules has resulted in the synthesis and characterization of many new classes of chromophores in addition to theory capable of predicting excited state absorption spectra of select molecules. Finally, new classes of Ru(II) and Os(II) dyes have been developed and tested in operational dye-sensitized solar cells and the record efficiency for an Os(II)-based cell has been achieved as a result of AFOSR support.
Keywords Absorption
Chromophores
Computer programming
Conversion
Dyes
Energy levels
Excitation
Low power
Molecules
Photochemical reactions
Photons
Solar cells


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 99D - Basic & Synthetic Chemistry
97N - Solar Energy
Corporate Author Bowling Green State Univ., OH.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Apr 2005-May 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number FA9550-05-1-0276

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