Shengye Jin

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Given that energy (exciton) migration in natural photosynthesis primarily occurs in highly ordered porphyrin-like pigments (chlorophylls), equally highly ordered porphyrin-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) might be expected to exhibit similar behavior, thereby facilitating antenna-like light-harvesting and positioning such materials for use in solar(More)
Stabilizing Cu2S in its ideal stoichiometric form, chalcocite, is a long-standing challenge that must be met prior to its practical use in thin-film photovoltaic (PV) devices. Significant copper deficiency, which results in degenerate p-type doping, might be avoided by limiting Cu diffusion into a readily formed surface oxide and other adjacent layers.(More)
Because of their efficient energy-transport properties, porphyrin-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are attractive compounds for solar photochemistry applications. However, their absorption bands provide limited coverage in the visible spectral range for light-harvesting applications. We report here the functionalization of porphyrin-based MOFs with(More)
We report the synthesis and characterization of two thin films (DA-MOF and L2-MOF) of porphyrin-based MOFs on functionalized surfaces using a layer-by-layer (LbL) approach. Profilometry measurements confirm that the film thickness increases systematically with number of growth cycles. Polarization excitation and fluorescence measurements indicate that the(More)
The exciton quenching dynamics of single CdSe/CdS(3ML)ZnCdS(2ML)ZnS(2ML) core/multishell QDs adsorbed on glass, In2O3, and ITO have been compared. Single QDs on In2O3 show shorter fluorescence lifetimes and higher blinking frequencies than those on glass because of interfacial electron transfer from QDs to In2O3. Compared to glass and In2O3, single QDs on(More)
Electron transfer activity from excited single CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots (QDs) to adsorbed Fluorescein 27 was studied by single QD fluorescence spectroscopy. In comparison with QDs, the QD-acceptor complexes showed a shorter average and broader distribution of QD emission lifetimes due to electron transfer to adsorbates. Large fluctuation of(More)
Improvement of light harvesting in semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) is essential for the development of efficient QD-based solar energy conversion systems. In this study, plasmon-enhanced light absorption in CdSe QDs sensitized on silver (Ag) nanoparticle (NP) films was examined as a function of interparticle (QD to Ag NP) distance. Up to 24-fold plasmonic(More)
Functional quantum dot (QD)-based nanostructures are often constructed through the self-assembly of QDs with binding partners (molecules or other nanoparticles), a process that leads to a statistical distribution of the number of binding partners. Using single QD fluorescence spectroscopy, we probe this distribution and its effect on the function(More)
Photoinduced interfacial electron transfer (IET) in sulforhodamine B (SRhB)-aminosilane-Tin oxide (SnO(2)) nanoparticle donor-bridge-acceptor complexes has been studied on a single molecule and ensemble average level. On both SnO(2) and ZrO(2), the sum of single molecule fluorescence decays agree with the ensemble average results, suggesting complete(More)
Electron-transfer dynamics from single CdSe/ZnS (core/shell) QDs to TiO(2) nanoparticles were studied. Single QDs on TiO(2) showed pronounced and correlated fluctuations of fluorescence intensity and lifetime. Compared to QDs on glass, the presence of the interparticle ET pathway on TiO(2) led to smaller on-state and larger off-state probability densities,(More)