Light-induced processes in molecular and supramolecular systems

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Langue de l'enseignement : Français

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

To acquire knowledge on the process of light interaction with metal complexes and the use of the excited state of molecular compounds to build functional devices in molecular, material sciences and biology.
  • Description of the excited states of metal complexes relevant for electron transfer, energy transfer or controlled motion.
  • Electron transfer theory applied to transition metal complexes: artificial photosynthesis, conversion of light into chemical energy or electricity.
  • Description of various metal-ligand assemblies responding to light stimulus reported in the literature (switches, gates, sensors,…).
  • Molecular machines: controlled motion in artificial systems based on the design of organic molecules and interlocked molecules with metal complexes. The functions associated to the motion: applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Compétences à acquérir

  • Understanding the properties of excited states of coordination compounds related to electron transfer, luminescence, photoinduced motion.
  • Knowing how to tune the ligand field of coordination complexes for a particular purpose (conversion of light into chemical energy or electricity, photovoltaic cells, light-driven switches).
  • Understanding the fundamentals of artificial molecular machines reported in the literature


Faculté de chimie

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Formulaire de contact


Valerie Heitz

MASTER - Chimie