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Title: Energy transfer processes in solar energy conversion

Abstract

We have made substantial progress in experimental and theoretical studies in two areas: Photoinduced donor to acceptor electron transfer followed by back transfer in random solutions; and electronic excitation transport in systems with complex inhomogeneous spatial geometries and inhomogeneous energy distributions. Through the development of accurate statistical mechanical theories, we have been able to relate dynamics in complex systems to experimental observables. We have then used the experimental observables, time resolved fluorescence depolarization and transient grating experiments, to examine well defined molecular systems. The agreement between theory and experiment is excellent. 11 refs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6020379
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/13251-3
ON: DE92003457
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-84ER13251
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CONDENSED AROMATICS; PHASE STUDIES; EXCITED STATES; ELECTRON TRANSFER; FLUORESCENCE; QUENCHING; PMMA; SOLVENTS; RELAXATION TIME; DIFFUSION; DYE LASERS; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; PROGRESS REPORT; QUINONES; RADICALS; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; STATISTICAL MECHANICS; AROMATICS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONVERSION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY LEVELS; ESTERS; LASERS; LIQUID LASERS; LUMINESCENCE; MECHANICS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; POLYACRYLATES; POLYMERS; POLYVINYLS; 140505* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photochemical, Photobiological, & Thermochemical Conversion- (1980-); 400500 - Photochemistry

Citation Formats

Fayer, M D. Energy transfer processes in solar energy conversion. United States: N. p., 1989. Web. doi:10.2172/6020379.
Fayer, M D. Energy transfer processes in solar energy conversion. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6020379
Fayer, M D. Wed . "Energy transfer processes in solar energy conversion". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6020379. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6020379.
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abstractNote = {We have made substantial progress in experimental and theoretical studies in two areas: Photoinduced donor to acceptor electron transfer followed by back transfer in random solutions; and electronic excitation transport in systems with complex inhomogeneous spatial geometries and inhomogeneous energy distributions. Through the development of accurate statistical mechanical theories, we have been able to relate dynamics in complex systems to experimental observables. We have then used the experimental observables, time resolved fluorescence depolarization and transient grating experiments, to examine well defined molecular systems. The agreement between theory and experiment is excellent. 11 refs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {11}
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