Image: GaSe quantum dots on a gold surface, courtesy of Professor Tao Ye.
Image: Thermodynamic breakdown of solute-mediated changes to protein stability, courtesy of Professor Shahar Sukenik.
Physical chemistry is concerned with the fundamental principles of chemistry, and serves as the underpinning for all other branches of chemical sciences. Anne Kelley's group focuses on using the inelastic laser-light scattering technique of resonance Raman spectroscopy to study atomic-level details of how molecules interact with light; the nonlinear optical properties of materials; and analytical applications of metal nanoparticles. David Kelley's group uses ultrafast optical spectroscopy to examine the optical and electronic properties of semiconductor nanoparticles that have potential in solar photovoltaics and display technologies. Christine Isborn's group uses time-dependent density functional theory to study photoexcitation and excitation energy transfer in complex systems. Tao Ye's group employs scanning probe microscopy to understand how molecules self-assemble at surfaces and interfaces. Erik Menke's group studies light absorption and exciton generation in semiconductor nanowires. Liang Shi's group employs theory and simulation to study heterogeneous molecular systems for energy applications. Shahar Sukenik's lab combines biophysical spectroscopic methods, microscopy, and simulations to study how protein structure and self-assembly are affected by changes to solution composition.
- S Sukenik, S Dunsky, A Barnoy, I Shumilin, D Harries. TMAO mediates effective attraction between lipid membranes by partitioning unevenly between bulk and lipid domains. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (44), 29862-29871 (2017)
- C. K. Lee, L. Shi, and A. P. Willard. A model of charge-transfer excitons: diffusion, spin dynamics, and magnetic field effects. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7 2246-2251 (2016)
- S Sukenik, L Sapir, D Harries. Osmolyte induced changes in peptide conformational ensemble correlate with slower amyloid aggregation: a coarse-grained simulation study. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 11, 5918-5928 (2015)
- Chen Lin, Ke Gong, David F. Kelley, and Anne Myers Kelley. Size-Dependent Exciton-Phonon Coupling in CdSe Nanocrystals Through Resonance Raman Excitation Profile Analysis. J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 7491-7498 (2015)
- C. M. Isborn, C. Tang, A. Martini, E. R. Johnson, A. Otero-de-la-Roza, and V. C. Tung. Carbon Nanotube Chirality Determines Efficiency of Electron Transfer to Fullerene in All-Carbon Photovoltaics. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4, 2914-2918 (2013)
- Eric Josephs and Tao Ye. A Single-molecule view of conformational switching of DNA tethered to a gold electrode. J. Am. Chem. Soc.,134, 10021-10030 (2012)
- Cheetar Lee, Eric Josephs, Jingru Shao, and Tao Ye. Nanoscale chemical patterns on Au microplates. J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 17625-17632 (2012)
- Anne Myers Kelley. Electron-phonon coupling in CdSe nanocrystals from an atomistic phonon model. ACS Nano 5, 5254-5262 (2011)
- Somnath Ghosh, Justin E. Hujdic, Alfredo Villicana-Bedolla, and Erik Menke, Gold Core-Semiconductor Shell Nanowires Prepared by Lithographically Patterned Nanowire Electrodeposition, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (2011) 17670
- Anne Myers Kelley. Hyper-Raman scattering by molecular vibrations. Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 61, 41-61 (2010)
- Tao Ye, Ajeet Kumar, Sourav Saha, Tomohide Takami, Tony J Huang, J Fraser Stoddart, ,and Paul S. Weiss. Changing stations in single bistable rotaxane molecules under electrochemical control. ACS Nano 4, 3697–3701(2010)