Photoelectrochromism in the Retinal Protonated Schiff Base Chromophore: Photoisomerization Speed and Selectivity under a Homogeneous Electric Field at Different Operational Regimes.

@article{ElTahawy2016PhotoelectrochromismIT,
  title={Photoelectrochromism in the Retinal Protonated Schiff Base Chromophore: Photoisomerization Speed and Selectivity under a Homogeneous Electric Field at Different Operational Regimes.},
  author={Mohsen M T El-Tahawy and Artur Nenov and Marco Garavelli},
  journal={Journal of chemical theory and computation},
  year={2016},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={4460-75}
}
The spectral tunability, photoisomerization efficiency and selectivity, of the native all-trans retinal protonated Shiff base (PSB) chromophore driven by a homogeneous electric field is systematically investigated. By analyzing the absorption wavelength dependence, charge distribution, and PES profiles along selected torsional angles, as well as the… CONTINUE READING