Optical Sciences

Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter. Our current focus is on detection and sensing/imaging with an emphasis on the development of integrated photonics. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.


Control of the charge injection and recombination dynamics in zinc phthalocyanine sensitized TiO2 nanoparticles by modification of the anchoring ligand

  • Gerwin Steen - not active on this project anymore
  • Qing Pan - Former member
  • Sebastian SowiƄski - Former member
  • Annemarie Huijser - Former member
  • Divya Sharma - Former member

  • poster FOM veldhoven jan17 2013


    The following articles have been published regarding this project:

    Impact of the Anchoring Ligand on Electron Injection and Recombination Dynamics at the Interface of Novel Asymmetric Push-Pull Zinc Phthalocyanines and TiO2

    (abstract) (full pdf)
    Divya Sharma, Gerwin Steen, Jeroen P. Korterik, Miguel García-Iglesias, Purificacion Vázquez, Tomás Torres, Jennifer L. Herek, and Annemarie Huijser
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C
    vol. 117 issue 48 p. 25397-25404 November 12, 2013

    Active and Passive Control of Zinc Phthalocyanine Photodynamics

    (abstract) (full pdf)
    Divya Sharma, Annemarie Huijser, Janne Savolainen, Gerwin Steen and Jennifer L. Herek
    Faraday Discussions
    issue 163, p. 433-445 jan 16, 2013
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