Wed, 25 Jan 2023
Events, Seminar Series

Prof. Ellen Matson

University of Rochester

Charge Compensation and Transfer in Molecular Metal Oxide Assemblies

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
ASB10900 @ 3:30 p.m.

Host: Dr. Tim Storr



Atomistic understanding of charge transfer processes at redox active transition metal oxide surfaces are central to the development of large‐scale energy storage and conversion technologies. Here, we describe our efforts in bridging the conceptual disconnect between molecular and solid‐state cation‐coupled electron transfer processes through investigations of charge transfer in a family of polyoxovanadate‐alkoxide clusters. This talk will highlight recent results and unpublished work from our group, interrogating the interactions of alkali ions and protons with the surface of the redox active vanadium oxide assemblies. These studies provide insight into how the manipulation of the surface structure of the cluster can influence mechanisms of charge transfer relevant to energy storage and small molecule activation.

Presenting Author’ Biography

Dr. Ellen Matson is a faculty member at the University of Rochester.

Research in the Matson group focuses on probing cooperative reactivity between non-traditional ligand platforms and transition metals, specifically their ability to facilitate chemical transformations of industrial, environmental and biological significance. Extending the definition of "ligand" to bound moieties capable of intimately participating in reactivity, the Matson group is interested in the development of new scaffolds with unique steric and electronic properties.