27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Porphyrin nanorods characterization for an artificial light harvesting and energy transfer system

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Poster Track A - Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science


Ms Nametso Mongwaketsi (iThemba LABS)


Understanding growth mechanism of porphyrins nanorods by self assembly and molecular recognition is essential for their successful implementation in nanodevices. Optical spectroscopy and FTIR were used to investigate growth mechanism immediately after mixing and onwards. These porphyrins nanorods can be organized into structures performing essential light-harvesting and energy transfer roles.

Primary author

Ms Nametso Mongwaketsi (iThemba LABS)


Prof. Bert Klumperman (Stellenbosch University) Prof. Malik Maaza (iThemba LABS) Dr Raymond Sparrow (CSIR)

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