Quantum photoelectrochemistry

Quantum photoelectrochemistry is the investigation of the quantum mechanical nature of photoelectrochemistry , the subfield of the study of physical chemistry related to the interaction of light with electrochemical systems, typically through the application of quantum chemical calculations . [1] Quantum photoelectrochemistry provides an expansion of quantum electrochemistry to processes involving interaction with light ( photons ). It therefore also includes essential elements of photochemistry. Key aspects of quantum photoelectrochemistry are calculations of optical excitations, photoinduced electron and energy transfer processes, excited state evolution, and nanoscaleenergy conversion systems. [2]

Quantum photoelectrochemistry in particular provides fundamental insight into light-harvesting and photoinduced electro-optical processes in several emerging solar energy conversiontechnologies for generating electricity (photovoltaics) and solar fuels. [3] Examples of such applications where quantum photoelectrochemistry provides insight into fundamental processes include photoelectrochemical cells , [4] [5] semiconductor photochemistry, [6] as well as light-driven electrocatalysis in general, and artificial photosynthesis in particular. [7]

Quantum photoelectrochemistry deriving their year active line of current research, with Several publications Appearing in recent years That relates to Several different kinds of materials and processes, Including complex light-harvesting , [8] light-harvesting polymers , [9] as well as nanocrystalline semiconductor materials. [10] [11]


  1. Jump up^ Quantum Photoelectrochemistry – Theoretical Studies of Organic Adsorbates is Metal Oxide Surfaces, Petter Persson, Acta Univ. Upsaliensis., Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology 544, 53 pp. Uppsala. ISBN 91-554-4736-8.
  2. Jump up^ Multiscale Modeling of Interfacial Electron Transfer Petter Persson, in Chapter 3: Solar Energy Conversion – Dynamics of Electron Transfer and Excitement Piotrowiak P. (Ed.), RSC Energy and Environment Series (2013)
  3. Jump up^ Ponseca Jr., Carlito S .; Chábera, Pavel; Uhlig, Jens; Persson, Petter; Sundström, Villy (August 2017). “Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Solar Energy Conversion”. Chemical Reviews 117: 10940-11024. doi: 10.1021 / acs.chemrev.6b00807.
  4. Jump up^ Light-Induced Redox Reactions in Nanocrystalline Systems, Anders Hagfeldt and Michael Graetzel, Chem. Rev., 95, 1, 49-68 (1995)
  5. Jump up^ Materials interface engineering for solution-processed photovoltaics, Michael Graetzel, Rene AJ Janssen, David B. Mitzi, Edward H. Sargent, Nature (insight review) 488, 304-312 (2012) doi: 10.1038 / nature11476
  6. Jump up^ Semiconductor Photochemistry And Photophysics, Vol. 10, V Ramamurthy, Kirk S Stern, CRC Press,ISBN 9780203912294(2003)
  7. Jump up^ Magnuson, Ann; Anderlund, Magnus; Johansson, Olof; Lindblad, Peter; Lomoth, Reiner; Polivka, Tomas; Ott, Sascha; Stensjö, Karin; Styring, Stenbjörn; Sundström, Villy; Hammarström, Leif (December 2009). “Biomimetic and Microbial Approaches to Solar Fuel Generation”. Accounts of Chemical Research 42 (12): 1899-1909. doi: 10.1021 / ar900127h.
  8. Jump up^ Excited State Processes in Solar Energy Materials, Tomas Österman, PhD-thesis from Lund University,ISBN 978-91-7422-326-2(2012)
  9. Jump up^ Computational Predictions of Conjugated Polymer Properties for Photovoltaic Applications, Svante Hedström, PhD-thesis from Lund University (2015)
  10. Jump up^ Quantum Chemical Modeling of Dye-Sensitized Titanium Dioxide: Ruthenium Polypyridyl and Perylene,ISBN 91-554-6650-8(2006), TiO2 Nanoparticles, and Their Interfaces, Maria J. Lundqvist, PhD-thesis from Uppsala University (2006) )
  11. Jump up^ Quantum chemical characterization of oxide nanoparticles and interactions on their surfaces, Marta Galynska, PhD-thesis from Lund University,ISBN 978-91-7422-367-5(2014)

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