Yan Zhou

Yan Zhou

– Gradient of Fluorescence –

Department – Chemistry and Biochemistry (Graduate Student) –
Research Field – Photocemistry –
How image was captured – DSLR –

Research Impact & Significance – Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have the potential to be a low-cost alternative to traditional solid-state solar cells. My research focus on synthesizing a series of anthracene derivatives as dyes, incorporate them into the bilayer film and measure emission and cross surface energy migration, which is important to the DSSCs’ efficiency in converting solar energy into electricity. This image shows a gradient of dye concentrations in solution fluorescing under UV light.

 

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