Optical Sciences

Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale. We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.
We participate in the EU-COST actions MP1102: Coherent Raman microscopy (MicroCor) and CM1202: Supramolecular photocatalytic water splitting (PERSPECT-H2O)


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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