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Molecules for Energy and Charge Transfer for Biomimetic Systems: Synthesis, Characterization and Computational Studies


Abstract Sunlight, the most abundant source of energy available, is diffuse and intermittent; therefore it needs to be stored in chemicals bonds in order to be used any time. Photosynthesis converts sunlight into useful chemical energy that organisms can use for their functions. Artificial photosynthesis aims to use the essential chemistry of natural photosynthesis to harvest solar energy and convert it into fuels such as hydrogen gas. By splitting water, tandem photoelectrochemical solar cells (PESC) can produce hydrogen gas, which can be stored and used as fuel. Understanding the mechanisms of photosynthesis, such as photoinduced electron transfer, proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) and energy transfer (singlet-singlet and triplet-triplet) ca... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Tejeda Ferrari, Marely Estefania (Author) / Moore, Ana (Advisor) / Mujica, Vladimiro (Advisor) / Gust, John (Committee member) / Woodbury, Neal (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Organic chemistry / Charge Transfer / Energy Transfer / Photosynthesis / Proton Coupled Electron Transfer / Reaction Center / Solar Energy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 138 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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