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Pavel Chábera

Research Interest

- Ultrafast (pump-probe) spectroscopy

- Dye-sensitized solar cells

- Iron based photosensitizers (solar cells, photo-catalysis)

- Photo-catalysis, water-splitting, artificial photosynthesis


Current projects

Nature paper published!

Pavel Chábera et al., Nature 543, 627–628; (30 March 2017) doi:10.1038/nature21430

Feature article by Felix Castellano



Outreach video by LU, regarding iron-based solar cells:


 - NHC-carebens - the iron sensitizers

  - Dye-sensitized solar cells (ultrafast dynamics, interfacial electron transfer)

- Ultrafast dynamics in Zn-porphyrin solar cells

- Iron based solar cells (Fe carbenes)

- Artificial molecular photocatalysis (Ru=Co, ZnPBAT)

Selected Publications


Title:Effect of carotenoid structure on excited-state dynamics of carbonyl carotenoids

Authors: Chabera, Pet al.

Journal: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 11, 8795-8803,

Year: 2009

doi: 10.1039/b909924g


Title:  Photoinduced Charge Carrier Dynamics of Zn-Porphyrin-TiO2 Electrodes: The Key Role of Charge Recombination for Solar Cell Performance.

Authors: Imahori, H. et al.

Journal:  Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 115, 3679-3690

Year: 2011

doi: doi:10.1021/jp103747t


Title: Ultrafast Dynamics of Multiple Exciton Harvesting in the CdSe-ZnO System: Electron Injection versus Auger Recombination

Authors: Zidek, K. et al.

Journal: Nano Letters, 12, 6393-6399

Year: 2012

doi: doi:10.1021/nl303746d


Title: Organometal Halide Perovskite Solar Cell Materials Rationalized: Ultrafast Charge Generation, High and Microsecond-Long Balanced Mobilities, and Slow Recombination

Authors: Ponseca, C. S., Jr. et al.

Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136, 5189-5192

Year: 2014

doi: doi:10.1021/ja412583t


Title: Iron sensitizer converts light to electrons with 92% yield

Authors: Harlang, T. C. B. et al.

Journal: Nature Chemistry, 7, 883-889

Year: doi:10.1038/nchem.2365

doi: 2015


Pavel Chábera


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