Inorganic Complexes for Solar Energy Harvesting (#256)

Solar energy represents the largest carbon-neutral renewable energy source available. The development of new methods to harvest, store and utilize solar energy is an important challenge facing chemists today. Inorganic complexes constitute one of the most important molecular approaches to the problem of solar energy harvesting, and photoinduced charge separation and electron injection into semiconductors (in dye sensitized solar cells) are key issues relevant to the development of new solar cell technologies. This symposium will focus on the synthesis, characterization and applications of inorganic complexes designed to efficiently harvest solar energy. Areas that will be covered included artificial photosynthesis, sensitizer complexes for dye sensitized solar cells, charge separation, excited state characterization using ultrafast spectroscopy and other methods, and photoinduced electron transfer.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015