Project B06

B06 Real time investigation of light harvesting processes in redox switching oligonuclear charge transfer metal complexes

This project aims to control the efficiencies of highly preorganized, elastically coupled (hetero)oligometallic complexes for light harvesting and energy storage in excited electronic and spin states. To that end, intrinsic excited state electronic structure and dynamics are probed in real time via ultrafast spectroscopic methods at the femtosecond timescale, and in close collaboration with theory, to unravel the correlations of spin and charge dynamics upon light excitation that triggers spin crossover (SCO) or charge transfer (CT) processes.