Energy transfer between dye molecules in the hybrid materials with layered silicates
Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, 842 15 Bratislava
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 845 36 Bratislava, Slovakia
Resonance energy transfer is a phenomenon taking place in green plants as an important part of photosynthesis. The future of efficient use of solar energy can be solar cells operating at the molecular level. One group of promising materials are hybrids composed of layered nanoparticles that act as carriers of organic dye molecules. The strategy to synthesize such systems is finding suitable conditions for regulating the distances between adsorbed dye molecules to achieve efficient energy transfer while avoiding undesirable phenomena such as molecular aggregation and loss of photoactivity. I will introduce some examples, recent results and ideas on various materials of this type in my presentation.