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Calendar: ALS Calendar
Title: ALS-CXRO Seminar | Munira Khalil
When: 04/ 3/2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description: ALS-CXRO Seminar Series

Wed, April 3, 2013

Peter Fischer/Jinghua Guo

Presented by:
Munira Khalil
University of Washington

Time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy of charge transfer processes in solution

In this talk I will describe our experimental results of performing time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Ru L-edge on transition metal complexes used for photochemical energy conversion. I will focus on the example of a widely used Ru(II) solar cell dye and show the ability of X-ray absorption spectroscopy to describe the role of metal -ligand interactions in the photo-excited complex. The talk will emphasize the importance of simulating core-level spectra of Ru 2p transitions to interpret the experimental results. Finally, I will report on our current experimental efforts on related molecules using ultrafast IR spectroscopy.
Location: 15-253-CR(80)