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University Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Yuriy Razskazovskiy

Thesis Professor Department

Physics and Astronomy

Thesis Reader(s)

David Close, Catherine McCusker


An experimental approach was taken in determining the quantum yield of Ruthenium(II) with Oxygen using two different Ru complexes. This reaction results in Ruthenium(III) and O2-. The Coulombic interactions caused by a carboxylate functional was found to increase the yield of charge separation. This was done using a diode to measure the intensity of the completed reaction over a certain time frame. The intensities were turned into concentrations. The concentration over time was used to determine the quantum yield. This information is useful in creating more efficient light emitting diodes.


East Tennessee State University

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Honors Thesis - Open Access

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