My research is centered around fluorescence spectroscopy of 21st
century materials. These materials include conjugated polymers
and carbon nanotubes for use in polymer photovoltaics, as well
as biological probes. Using fluorescence, we can characterize
new materials, study energy transfer and measure excited state
kinetics. Through collaborations with RIT's nanopower Research
Laboratory we also have access to nanoimaging techniques that
allow us to correlate our measured spectroscopic properties with
changes in macromolecular structures.
Evidence for Interaction of Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2?-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene]
Conformers and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Solvent Dispersions"
by Collison, Pellizzeri and Ambrosio is now in print in J. Phys.
-Chris Collison becomes PolyPV Group leader at Nanopower Research Laboratory