main areas of work

Current work priorities & topics

The work direction represented by the GDCh Division of Photochemistry is interdisciplinary and includes sub-areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. In addition to these classic topics, there are overarching priorities:

Fundamental Photophysics
emission behavior, excited state characterization, charge & energy transfer, inter-system crossing, solvation dynamics, singlet fission, photon up-conversion and other multiexcitonic processes, ...

New Frontiers in Ultrafast Photochemistry, Liquid & Solid State
femto & nanosecond time-resolved spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy, multi-dimensional spectroscopy, ?

Molecular Photoactive Materials
properties & functions, design of photosensitizers, transition-metal complexes, organic dyes, dyades, multichromophoric systems, structure-property relationships, ...

Photocatalysis & Photoredoxcatalysis
light-driven (organic) transformations, synthetic organic photochemistry, photo-isomerization, singlet oxygen production, investigation of catalytic intermediates and mechanism, substrate screening, photopolymerization, ...

Artificial Molecular Switches & Motors
photoresponsive molecular machines, photochemical switches, self-assembly, principles and applications, ...

solar fuels
artificial photosynthesis, H 2 production, water splitting, CO 2 activation, N 2 reduction, solar-energy conversion and storage, sustainable photochemistry, LOHCs, ?

Solar Cells
photovoltaics, dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite-based cells, tandem cells, nanoporous films, multijunction devices, artificial leafs, ...

New Concepts & Methods in Theoretical Photochemistry
computational photochemistry, (TD)DFT calculations, non-adiabatic dynamics, surface & environment effects, non-linear spectroscopy, extended systems, ?

Photochemistry & Plasmonics
SERS, nanophotonics, plasmonic nanostructures, plasmon-exciton coupling, plasmon propagation, plasmon-mediated reactions, metamaterials, ?

Inorganic & Heterogeneous Materials
Semiconductor development & characterization (incl. charge carrier mobility, absorption coefficient, diffusion length,...), immobilization and doping, nanostructuring, carbon nitrides, hybrid/composite materials, quantum dots, preparation of photoelectrodes, co-catalysts, photo-mechanical materials. ..

photocathodes & photoanodes, co-catalysts, hybrid/nanostructured electrodes, tandem cells, IPCE, IMPS/IMVS, ?

Biophotonics, Photobiology & Sensing
labels, DNA interactions and detection, fluorescent proteins, natural photoactive chromophores, natural photosynthesis, bioluminescence, molecular probes for sensing and imaging, caged compounds,...

Spectroscopy of single molecules
sub-diffraction microscopy, single molecule reactivity, ?

Photopharmacology & Photomedicine
photodiagnostics, photodynamic therapy, photochemotherapy, phototoxicity, ...

Atmospheric & Environmental Photochemistry
build-up of oxidants, ozone depletion, ...

Technologically & Industrially Relevant Processes
photo-lithography, waste-water treatment, optical information recording and processing, 3D-printing, photoreactor engineering, production of fine chemicals and drugs, LEDs and OLEDs, ...

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