Keith Yat-Fung Ho

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The weak photon absorption and fast carrier kinetics of graphene limit its application in photodetection. This limitation can be overcome by introducing photosensitive nanostructures to graphene. Herein we report the synthesis of a ZnO nanorod/graphene heterostructure by a facile in situ solution growth method. By combining the attributes of photosensitive(More)
A combined method of femtosecond broadband time-resolved fluorescence (fs-TRF) and transient absorption (fs-TA) was employed to investigate the excited state dynamics of 2'-deoxyguanosine (dG) and 2'-deoxyguanosine 5'-monophosphate (dGMP). Comparative fs-TRF and fs-TA measurements were conducted on dG and dGMP in neutral water, deuterated water, and(More)
The biphasic feature of transient photo-generated voltage (TPV) is investigated in organic solar cells (OSCs) with a blend active layer of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM). The positive and negative components in biphasic TPV are explained through PCBM only and P3HT only devices. The negative and positive(More)
Plastic waste is a valuable organic resource. However, proper technologies to recover usable materials from plastic are still very rare. Although the conversion/cracking/degradation of certain plastics into chemicals has drawn much attention, effective and selective cracking of the major waste plastic polyethylene is extremely difficult, with degradation of(More)
A combined application of femtosecond broadband time-resolved fluorescence (fs-TRF), fluorescence anisotropy (fs-TRFA) and fs to microsecond (μs) transient absorption (TA) have been used to probe directly the dynamics, nature, formation and decay paths of the singlet intramolecular charge transfer ((1)ICT) state of methyl 4-dimethylaminobenzoate (1a) in(More)
Detection of mercapto-containing pesticides plays a crucial role in food and water safety. A new Re(I)-NCS-Pt(II) complex, [Re(4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine)(CO)3(NCS)]-[Pt(DMSO)(Cl)2] (1), was synthesized and characterized. The synthetic procedure, characterization results, and photophysical data for 1 are reported in this paper. Solvated complex 1(More)
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