Papanikolas Group

Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Ultrafast Microscopy

Papanikolas Group

Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Ultrafast Microscopy

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Ultrafast Microscopy

Visualization of Carrier Dynamcis in Silicon Nanowires

ZnO - Carrier Dynamics and Optical Resonator Modes

Solar Fuels

Light-Harvesting Polymers and Peptides

Interfacial Dynamics

Molecular Excited States (ILET, Light-switch, etc.)


54. Brittany C. Westlake, Jared J. Paul, Stephanie E. Bettis, Shaun D. Hampton, Brian P. Mehl, Thomas J. Meyer and John M. Papanikolas, "Base Induced Photo-Tautomerization in 7-Hydroxy-4- (Trifluoromethyl)-Coumarin", J. Phys. Chem. B, 116, 2012, 14889-14891.

53. Javier J. Concepcion, John M. Papanikolas and Thomas J. Meyer, "Chemical Approaches to Arti?cial Photosynthesis", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 109, 2012, 15560-15564. [Editorial/Perspective Article]

52. Li Wang, Egle Puodziukynaite, Ryan P. Vary, Erik M. Grumstrup, Ryan M. Walczak, Olga Y. Zolotarskaya, Kirk S. Schanze John R. Reynolds and John M. Papanikolas, "Competition Between Ultrafast Energy Flow and Electron Transfer in a Ru(II)-Loaded Polyfluorene Light-Harvesting Polymer", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3, 2012, 2453-2457.

51. Zach E. Lampert, Claude Reynolds, John M. Papanikolas and Mohamed Aboelfotoh, "Controlling Morphology and Chain Aggregation in Semiconducting Conjugated Polymers: The Role of Solvent on Optical Gain in MEH-PPV", J. Phys. Chem. B, 116, 2012, 12835-12841.

50. Zhuo Chen, Li Wang, John M. Papanikolas and Kirk S. Schanze, "Well-Defined Light Harvesting Polystyrenes Made From Controlled Radical Polymerization and Click Chemistry" in Polymer Preprints (244th ACS National Meeting, ACS Publications) 2012, Online. [Conference Proceedings]

49. Dale J. Wilger, Stephanie E. Bettis, Christopher K. Materese, Maria Minakova, Garegin A. Papoian, John M. Papanikolas and Marcey L. Waters, "Tunable Energy Transfer Rates via Control of Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Structure of a Coiled Coil Peptide Sca?old", Inorg. Chem., 51, 2012, 11324–11338.

48. Stephen A. Miller, Brantley A. West, Anna Curtis, John M. Papanikolas and Andrew M. Moran, "Uncovering Molecule-TiO2 Interactions with Nonlinear Spectroscopy", J. Chem. Phys., 135, 2011, 081101.

47. David J. Stewart, M. Kyle Brennaman, Stephanie E. Bettis, Li Wang, Robert A. Binstead, John M. Papanikolas, and Thomas J. Meyer, "Competing Pathways in the photo-Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reduction of fac-[Re(bpy)(CO)3(4,4 '-bpy]+ * by Hydroquinone", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2, 2011, 1844-1848.

46. Brian P. Mehl, Justin R. Kirschbrown, Ralph L. House and John M. Papanikolas, "The End is Different than the Middle: Spatially Dependent Dynamics in ZnO Rods Observed by Femtosecond Pump-Probe Microscopy", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2, 2011, 1777-1781.

45. Caleb A. Kent, Demin Liu, Liqing Ma, John M. Papanikolas, Thomas J. Meyer and Wenbin Lin, "Light- Harvesting in Microscale Metal-Organic Frameworks by Energy Migration and Interfacial Electron Transfer Quenching", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 2011, 12940-12943.

44. Ralph L. House, Justin R. Kirschbrown, Brian P. Mehl, Michelle M. Gabriel, Joseph A. Puccio, James K. Parker and John M. Papanikolas, "Characterizing Electron-Hole Plasma Dynamics at Different Points in Individual ZnO Rods", J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 2011, 21436-21442.

43. Brittany C. Westlake, M. Kyle Brennaman, Javier J. Concepcion, Jared J. Paul, Stephanie E. Bettis, Shaun D. Hampton, Stephen A Miller, Natalia V. Lebedeva, Malcolm D. E. Forbes, Andrew M. Moran, Thomas J. Meyer and John M. Papanikolas, "Concerted Electron-Proton Transfer in the Optical Excitation of Hydrogen Bonded Dyes", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 108, 2011, 8554-8558.

42. Thomas J. Meyer, John M. Papanikolas and Catherine M. Heyer, "Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics: The UNC-CH Energy Frontier Research Center", Cat. Lett., 141, 2011, 1-7. [Editorial/Perspective Article]

41. Ralph L. House; Brian P. Mehl, Justin Kirschbrown, Scott C. Barnes and John M. Papanikolas, "Characterizing the Ultrafast Charge Carrier Trapping Dynamics in Single ZnO Rods Using Two-Photon Emission Microscopy", J. Phys. Chem. C., 115, 2011, 10806-10816.

40. Caleb A. Kent, Brian P. Mehl, Liqing Ma, John M. Papanikolas, Thomas J. Meyer, and Wenbin Lin, "Energy Transfer Dynamics in Metal-Organic Frameworks", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 2010, 12767–12769.

39. Christopher J. Gagliardi, Brittany C. Westlake, John M. Papanikolas, Caleb A. Kent, Jared J. Paul, and Thomas J. Meyer, "Integrating Proton Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET) and Excited States", Coord. Chem. Rev., 254, 2010, 2459-2471.

38. Brian P. Mehl, Ralph L. House, Abhineet Uppal, Chuan Zhang; Amanda J. Reams, Justin R. Kirschbrown, and John M. Papanikolas, "Direct Imaging of Optical Cavity Modes in ZnO Rods Using Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy", J. Phys. Chem. A., 114, 2010, 1241–1246.


Papanikolas Group
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill