Testing Molecular Wires

A Photophysical and Quantum Chemical Assay

  • Mateusz Wielopolski

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction and Motivation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mateusz Wielopolski
      Pages 3-8
    3. Mateusz Wielopolski
      Pages 9-10
  3. Theoretical Concepts

  4. Results and Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Mateusz Wielopolski
      Pages 65-70
    3. Mateusz Wielopolski
      Pages 71-75
    4. Mateusz Wielopolski
      Pages 77-98
    5. Mateusz Wielopolski
      Pages 99-172
    6. Mateusz Wielopolski
      Pages 173-178
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 179-182

About this book


The field of molecular electronics and organic photovoltaics is steadily growing. One of the major themes in molecular electronics is the construction, measurement, and understanding of the current-voltage response of an electronic circuit, in which molecules may act as conducting elements. The investigated molecular structures in this thesis have been shown to be suitable for distance-independent charge transport. More precisely, the systems investigated were of particular interest due to their ability to provide efficient electronic coupling between electroactive units, and display wire-like behavior in terms of transferring charges from donors to acceptors. Besides impacting on the field of molecular electronics, the results of this research also has applications in the design and development of light harvesting, photoconversion and catalytic modules. This work is a great asset to the field of charge transport through organic pi-conjugated molecules.


conjugated molecules electron transfer electronics energy transfer molecular bridges molecular electronics molecular wires spectroscopy transient absorption spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Mateusz Wielopolski
    • 1
  1. 1., Computer Chemistry Center (CCC)University of ErlangenErlangenGermany

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