Date of Award
Thesis Professor Department
Physics and Astronomy
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
Honors Thesis - Open Access
Latham, Danielle Rebecca, "Oxidative Quenching of Photoexcited Ru(II)-Bipyridine Complexes by Oxygen" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 371. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/371
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