CH-443 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Moser Jacques-Edouard

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Following "Photochemistry I", this course introduces the current theoretical models regarding the dynamics of electron transfer. It focuses then on photoredox processes at the surface of solids. Current technological applications, as well as the most recent advances in the field are presented.

Content

Keywords

Electron transfer dynamics, Marcus theory, Fermi Golden Rule, Photoinduced electron transfer, Semiconductor photoelectrochemistry, Photoelectrochemical conversion of solar energy, Photovoltaics, Photocatalysis, Photography and xerography, Color theory, Optical data storage

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Quantum chemistry, Molecular spectroscopy, Photochemistry I

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Formulate the principles of current models of the electron transfer (ET) dynamics
  • Discuss the hypotheses made in the various approximations of these theories
  • Describe the predictions of classical and semi-classical ET theories
  • Represent and explain the constitution of space charge layers at interfaces
  • Distinguish the various sources of the limitation of solar energy conversion efficiency
  • Represent the principle of photovoltaic and solar fuels generation systems
  • Describe the principle of the functionning of photographic and xerographic processes
  • Formulate the theory of colors and explain its application to high resolution spectroscopy

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra lectures

Assessment methods

Final oral examination

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque

    Références suggérées par la bibliothèque

    Notes/Handbook

    Copies of the slides are avallable in pdf format on the course's web site.

    Websites

    Dans les plans d'études

    • Semestre: Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
    • Matière examinée: Photochemistry II
    • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Semestre: Printemps
    • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
    • Matière examinée: Photochemistry II
    • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
    • Matière examinée: Photochemistry II
    • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

    Semaine de référence

     LuMaMeJeVe
    8-9     
    9-10     
    10-11     
    11-12     
    12-13     
    13-14     
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