Artem Khvorostov                 



Phone: 973-353-3502

Current projects

·        Distance dependence of the rapid electron transfer between organic dye molecules and TiO2 nanoparticles.

·        Ultrafast charge transfer in bichromophoric molecules with symmetry restricted electronic coupling between donor and acceptor units.

Education and experience

2007  Ph.D in Physics, Institute of Physics PAS, Warsaw, Poland
            Photoinduced proton transfer processes observed in thiouracil derivatives.
            Superviser: Dr. hab Maciej J. Nowak.

2001   M.S. in Physics, Physical Faculty, Dniepropietrovsk National University, Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
            The transversal electro-optical effect in germanium bismuthat crystals.
            Superviser: Dr. T. M. Bochkova

Selected publications

A. Khvorostov, L. Lapinski, H. Rostkowska, M.J. Nowak, "Unimolecular proton-transfer photoreactions in 2,4-dithiouracil and 6-aza-2,4-dithiouracil: A matrix isolation study" J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry 184 (2006) 322.


A. Khvorostov, L. Lapinski, H. Rostkowska, M. J. Nowak, "Unimolecular Photochemistry of 4-Thiouracils” Photochem. Photobiol., 81 (2005) 1205.


H. Rostkowska, L. Lapinski, A. Khvorostov, M. J. Nowak, "UV-Induced Trithione→Tritiol Triple Proton Transfer in Trithiocyanuric Acid Isolated in Low-Temperature Matrixes” J. Phys. Chem. A, 109, (2005) 2160.


A. Khvorostov, L. Lapinski, H. Rostkowska, M. J. Nowak, "UV-Induced Generation of Rare Tautomers of 2-Thiouracils: A Matrix Isolation Study” J. Phys. Chem. A, 109 (2005) 7700.


L Lapinski, H. Rostkowska, A. Khvorostov, M. Yaman, R. Fausto, M.J. Nowak, “Double-proton-transfer processes in dithiooxamide: UV-induced dithione -> dithiol reaction and ground-state dithiol -> dithione tunneling”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 108 (2004) 5551. 


L. Lapinski, H. Rostkowska, A. Khvorostov, R. Fausto, M.J. Nowak, "Photochemical ring opening reaction in 2(1H)-pyrimidinones: a matrix isolation study ", J. Phys. Chem. A, 107 (2003), 5913.