Šebelík, V., Kuznetsova, V., Lokstein, H., Polívka, T. Transient absorption of chlorophylls and carotenoids after two-photon excitation of LHCII. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 22, pp. 3176–3181, 2021, doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00122

Khan, T., Litvín, R., Šebelík, V., Polívka, T. Excited‐state evolution of keto‐carotenoids after excess energy excitation in the UV region. Chem. Phys. Chem. 22, pp. 471, 2021, doi:10.1002/cphc.202000982


Cerdan, L., Frances-Monerris, A., Roca-Sanjuan, D., Bould, J., Dolansky, J., Fuciman, M., Londesborough, M.G.S. Unveiling the role of upper excited electronic states in the photochemistry and laser performance of anti-B18H22. J. Mater. Chem. C 8, pp. 12806-12818, 2020, doi:10.1039/D0TC02309D

Streckaite, S., Macernis, M., Li, F., Kuthanová-Trsková, E., Litvín, R., Yang, C., Pascal, A.A., Valkunas, L., Robert, B., Llansola-Portoles, M.J. Modeling dynamic conformations of organic molecules: Alkyne carotenoids in solution. J. Phys. Chem. A 124, 14, pp. 2792–2801, 2020, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.9b11536

Vinklárek, I.S., Bína, D., Malina, T., Collins, A.M., Litvín, R., Alster, J., Pšenčík, J. Triplet state quenching of bacteriochlorophyll c aggregates in a protein-free environment of a chlorosome interior. Chem. Phys. 529, 110542, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2019.110542

Šebelík, V., West, R.G., Kuthanová Trsková, E., Kaňa, R., Polívka, T. Energy Transfer Pathways in the CAC Light-Harvesting Complex of Rhodomonas salina. BBA-Bioenergetics 1861, 148280, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2020.148280

Dominguez-Martin, M.A., Hammel, M., Gupta, S., Lechno-Yossef, S., Sutter, M., Rosenberg, D.J., Chen, Y., Petzold, C.J., Ralston, C., Polívka, T., Kerfeld, C.A. Structural analysis of a new carotenoid-binding protein: The C-terminal domain homolog of the OCP. Scientific Reports 10, 15564, 2020, doi:10.1038/s41598-020-72383-y

Saccon, F., Durchan, M., Polívka, T., Ruban, A.V. The robustness of the terminal emitter site in major LHCII complexes controls xanthophyll function during photoprotection. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 19, pp. 1308-1318, 2020, doi:10.1039/d0pp00174k

Bould, J., Lang, K., Kirakci, K., Cerdán, L., Roca-Sanjuan, D., Frances, A., Clegg, W., Waddell, P.G., Fuciman, M., Polívka, T., Londesborough, M.G.S. A Series of ultra-efficient blue borane fluorophores. Inorg. Chem., in press. doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02277

Khan, T., Dominguez-Martin, M.A., Šímová, I., Fuciman, M., Kerfeld, C.A., Polívka, T., Excited state properties of canthaxanthin in cyanobacterial carotenoid-binding proteins HCP2 and HCP3. J. Phys. Chem. B 124, pp. 4896-4905, 2020, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c03137

Saccon, F., Durchan, M., Bína, D., Duffy, C.D.P., Ruban, A.V., Polívka, T., A protein environment-modulated energy dissipation channel in LHCII antenna complex. iScience 23, 101430, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.isci.2020.101430

Šebelík, V., Kloz, M., Rebarz, M., Přeček, M., Kang, E-H., Choi, T-L., Christensen, R.L., Polívka, T., Spectroscopy and excited state dynamics of nearly infinite polyenes. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22, pp. 17867-17879, 2020, doi:10.1039/D0CP02465A

Adamec, F., Farci, D., Bína, D., Litvín, R., Khan, T., Fuciman, M., Piano, D., Polívka, T., Photophysics of deinoxanthin, the keto-carotenoid bound to the main S-layer unit of Deinococcus radiodurans. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 19, pp. 495-50, 2020, doi:10.1039/d0pp00031k

Kuznetsova, V., Dominguez-Martin, M.A., Bao, H., Gupta, S., Sutter, M., Kloz, M., Rebarz, M., Přeček, M., Chen, Y., Petzold, C.J., Ralston, C.Y., Kerfeld, C.A., Polívka, T., Comparative ultrafast spectroscopy and structural analysis of OCP1 and OCP2 from Tolypothrix. BBA-Bioenergetics 1861, pp. 148120, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2019.148120

Staleva-Musto, H., Kuznetsova, V., Bína, D., Litvín, R., Polívka, T., Intramolecular charge-transfer state of carotenoids siphonaxanthin and siphonein: function of non-conjugated acyl-oxy group. Photosynthesis Research 144, pp. 127-135, 2020, doi:10.1007/s11120-019-00694-x


Saccon, F., Durchan, M., Kaňa, R., Prášil, O., Ruban, A.V., Polívka, T., Spectroscopic properties of carotenoid triplet states in LHCII are independent of carotenoid composition. J. Phys. Chem. B 123, pp. 9312-9320, 2019, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b06293

Wei, T., Balevičius, V., Polívka, T. Ruban, A.V., Duffy, C.D.P., How carotenoid distortions determine optical properties: Lessons from the Orange Carotenoid Protein. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 21, pp. 23187-23197, 2019, doi:10.1039/C9CP03574E

Staleva-Musto, H., West, R.G., Trathnigg, M., Bína, D., Litvín, R., Polívka, T., Carotenoid-chlorophyll energy transfer in the fucoxanthin-chlorophyll complex binding a fucoxanthin acyloxy derivative. Faraday Discussions 216, pp. 460-475, 2019, doi:10.1039/C8FD00193F

Šebelík, V., Fuciman, M., West, R.G., Polívka, T., Time-resolved two-photon spectroscopy of carotenoids. Chemical Physics 522, pp. 171-177, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2019.02.023

Balevicius, V., Wei, T.J., Di Tommaso, D., Abramavicius, D., Hauer, J., Polívka, T., Duffy, C.D.P., The full dynamics of energy relaxation in large organic molecules: from photo-excitation to solvent heating. Chemical Science 10, pp. 4792-4804, 2019, doi:10.1039/c9sc00410f

Dominguez-Martin, M.A., Polívka, T., Sutter, M., Ferlez, B., Lechno-Yossef, S., Montgomery, B.L., Kerfeld, C.A., Structural and spectroscopic characterization of HCP2. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1860, pp. 414-424, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2019.03.004

Bína, D., Durchan, M., Kuznetsova, V., Vácha, F., Litvín, R., Polívka, T., Energy transfer dynamics in a red-shifted violaxanthin-chlorophyll a light-harvesting complex. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1860, pp. 111-120, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.11.006

Polívka, T., Tuning the Triplet-Triplet Energy Transfer Between Phthalocyanine and Carotenoid by Methyl Groups on the Conjugated Chain. Photochemistry And Photobiology 95, pp. 453-454, 2019, doi:10.1111/php.13017


West, R.G., Fuciman, M., Staleva-Musto, H., Šebelík, V., Bína, D., Durchan, M., Kuznetsova, V., Polívka, T., Equilibration Dependence of Fucoxanthin S-1 and ICT Signatures on Polarity, Proticity, and Temperature by Multipulse Femtosecond Absorption Spectroscopy. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 122, pp. 7264-7276, 2018, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b04217

West, R.G., Bína, D., Fuciman, M., Kuznetsova, V., Litvín, R., Polívka, T., Ultrafast multi-pulse transient absorption spectroscopy of fucoxanthin chlorophyll a protein from Phaeodactylum tricomutum. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1859, pp. 357-365, 2018, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.02.011

Hontani, Y., Kloz, M., Polívka, T., Shukla, M.K., Sobotka, R., Kennis, J.T.M., Molecular Origin of Photoprotection in Cyanobacteria Probed by Watermarked Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy. Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters 9, pp. 1788-1792, 2018, doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00663

Staleva-Musto, H., Kuznetsova, V., West, R.G., Kesan, G., Minofar, B., Fuciman, M., Bína, D., Litvín, R., Polívka, T., Nonconjugated Acyloxy Group Deactivates the Intramolecular Charge-Transfer State in the Carotenoid Fucoxanthin. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 122, pp. 2922-2930, 2018, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b00743

Šlouf, V., Kesan, G., Litvín, R., Swainsbury, D.J.K., Martin, E.C., Hunter, C.N., Polívka, T., Carotenoid to bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in the RC-LH1-PufX complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides containing the extended conjugation keto-carotenoid diketospirilloxanthin. Photosynthesis Research 135, pp. 33-43, 2018, doi:10.1007/s11120-017-0397-4


Dachev, M., Bína, D., Sobotka, R., Moravcová, L., Gardian, Z., Kaftan, D., Šlouf, V., Fuciman, M., Polívka, T., Koblížek, M., Unique double concentric ring organization of light harvesting complexes in Gemmatimonas phototrophica. Plos Biology 15, pp. -, 2017, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2003943

Kuznetsova, V., Southall, J., Cogdell, R.J., Fuciman, M., Polívka, T., Spectroscopic properties of the S-1 state of linear carotenoids after excess energy excitation. Chemical Physics Letters 683, pp. 448-453, 2017, doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2017.03.009

Kuznetsova, V., Chábera, P., Litvín, R., Polívka, TG., Fuciman, M., Effect of Isomerization on Excited-State Dynamics of Carotenoid Fucoxanthin. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 121, pp. 4438-4447, 2017, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02526

Llansola-Portoles, M.J., Sobotka, R., Kish, E., Shukla, M.K., Pascal, AA., Polívka, T., Robert, B., Twisting a beta-Carotene, an Adaptive Trick from Nature for Dissipating Energy during Photoprotection. Journal Of Biological Chemistry 292, pp. 1396-1403, 2017, doi:10.1074/jbc.M116.753723

Šlouf, V., Kuznetsova, V., Fuciman, M., de Carbon, C.B., Wilson, A., Kirilovsky, D., Polívka, T., Ultrafast spectroscopy tracks carotenoid configurations in the orange and red carotenoid proteins from cyanobacteria. Photosynthesis Research 131, pp. 105-117, 2017, doi:10.1007/s11120-016-0302-6


Pinnola, A., Staleva-Musto, H., Capaldi, S., Ballottari, M., Bassi, R., Polívka, T., Electron transfer between carotenoid and chlorophyll contributes to quenching in the LHCSRI. protein from Physcomitrella patens. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1857, pp. 1870-1878, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2016.09.001

Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Tronina, T., Liu, HJ., Staleva, H., Komenda, J., Sobotka, R., Blankenship, R.E., Polívka, T., Carotenoid-induced non-photochemical quenching in the cyanobacterial chlorophyll synthase-HliC/D complex. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1857, pp. 1430-1439, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2016.04.280

Balevicius, V., Abramavicius, D., Polívka, T., Pour, AG., Hauer, J., A Unified Picture of S* in Carotenoids. Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters 7, pp. 3347-3352, 2016, doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01455

Kloz, M., Weissenborn, J., Polívka, T., Frank, HA., Kennis, J.T.M., Spectral watermarking in femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy: resolving the nature of the carotenoid S-star state. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, pp. 14619-14628, 2016, doi:10.1039/c6cp01464j

West, R., Kesan, G., Trsková, E., Sobotka, R., Kaňa, R., Fuciman, M., Polívka, T., Spectroscopic properties of the triple bond carotenoid alloxanthin. Chemical Physics Letters 653, pp. 167-172, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2016.04.085

Kvíčalová, Z., Alster, J., Hofmann, E., Khoroshyy, P., Litvín, R., Bína, D., Polívka, T., Pšenčík, J., Triplet-triplet energy transfer from chlorophylls to carotenoids in two antenna complexes from dinoflagellate Amphidinium carterae. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1857, pp. 341-349, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2016.01.008

Kesan, G., Litvín, R., Bína, D., Durchan, M., Šlouf, V., Polívka, T., Efficient light-harvesting using non-carbonyl carotenoids: Energy transfer dynamics in the VCP complex from Nannochloropsis oceanica. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1857, pp. 370-379, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2015.12.011

Adamec, F., Greco, J.A., LaFountain, AM., Magdaong, N.M., Fuciman, M., Birge, R.R., Polívka, T., Frank, H.A., Spectroscopic investigation of a brightly colored psittacofulvin pigment from parrot feathers. Chemical Physics Letters 648, pp. -, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2016.02.029


Staleva, H., Zeeshan, M., Chábera, P., Partali, V., Sliwka, H.R., Polívka, T., Ultrafast Dynamics of Long Homologues of Carotenoid Zeaxanthin. Journal Of Physical Chemistry A 119, pp. 11304-11312, 2015, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.5b08460

Kesan, G., Durchan, M., Tichý, J., Minofar, B., Kuznetsova, V., Fuciman, M., Šlouf, V., Parlak, C., Polívka, T., Different Response of Carbonyl Carotenoids to Solvent Proticity Helps To Estimate Structure of the Unknown Carotenoid from Chromera velia. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 119, pp. 12653-12663, 2015, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b08152

Staleva, H., Komenda, J., Shukla, M.K., Šlouf, V., Kaňa, R., Polívka, T., Sobotka, R., Mechanism of photoprotection in the cyanobacterial ancestor of plant antenna proteins. Nature Chemical Biology 11, pp. 287-U96, 2015, doi:10.1038/NCHEMBIO.1755

Fuciman, M., Kesan, G., LaFountain, A.M., Frank, HA., Polívka, T., Tuning the Spectroscopic Properties of Aryl Carotenoids by Slight Changes in Structure. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 119, pp. 1457-1467, 2015, doi:10.1021/jp512354r


Durchan, M., Kesan, G., Šlouf, V., Fuciman, M., Staleva, H., Tichý, J., Litvín, R., Bína, D., Vácha, F., Polívka, T., Highly efficient energy transfer from a carbonyl carotenoid to chlorophyll a in the main light harvesting complex of Chromera velia. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1837, pp. 1748-1755, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2014.06.001


Šlouf, V., Fuciman, M., Johanning, S., Hofmann, E., Frank, H.A., Polívka, T., Low-temperature time-resolved spectroscopic study of the major light-harvesting complex of Amphidinium carterae. Photosynthesis Research 117, pp. 257-265, 2013, doi:10.1007/s11120-013-9900-8

Šlouf, V., Fuciman, M., Dulebo, A., Kaftan, D., Koblížek, M., Frank, HA., Polívka, T., Carotenoid Charge Transfer States and Their Role in Energy Transfer Processes in LH1-RC Complexes from Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 117, pp. 10987-10999, 2013, doi:10.1021/jp309278y

Fuciman, M., Durchan, M., Šlouf, V., Kesan, G., Polívka, T., Excited-state dynamics of astaxanthin aggregates. Chemical Physics Letters 568, pp. 21-25, 2013, doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2013.03.009

Christensen, R.L., Enriquez, M.M., Wagner, N.L., Peacock-Villada, A.Y., Scriban, C., Schrock, R.R., Polívka, T., Frank, H.A., Birge, R.R., Energetics and dynamics of the low-lying electronic states of constrained polyenes: Implications for infinite polyenes. Abstracts Of Papers Of The American Chemical Society 245, pp. -, 2013, doi:

Polívka, T., Chábera, P., Kerfeld, C.A., Carotenoid-protein interaction alters the S-1 energy of hydroxyechinenone in the Orange Carotenoid Protein. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1827, pp. 248-254, 2013, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2012.10.005

Lanyi, J.K., Balashov, S.P., Imasheva, E.S., Luecke, H., Yung, K.H., Polívka, T., Interaction of Antenna Carotenoid and Retinal in the Light-Driven Pumps of Salinibacter Ruber and Gloeobacter Violaceus. Biophysical Journal 104, pp. 544A-544A, 2013, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2012.11.3016

Kirakci, K., Kubat, P., Langmaier, J., Polívka, T., Fuciman, M., Fejfarova, K., Lang, K., A comparative study of the redox and excited state properties of (nBu(4)N)(2)[Mo6X14] and (nBu(4)N)(2)[Mo6X8(CF3COO)(6)] (X = Cl, Br, or I). Dalton Transactions 42, pp. 7224-7232, 2013, doi:10.1039/c3dt32863e


Durchan, M., Fuciman, M., Šlouf, V., Kesan, G., Polívka, T., Excited-State Dynamics of Monomeric and Aggregated Carotenoid 8 '-Apo-beta-carotenal. Journal Of Physical Chemistry A 116, pp. 12330-12338, 2012, doi:10.1021/jp310140k

Fessl, T., Adamec, F., Polívka, T., Foldynová-Trantírková, S., Vácha, F., Trantírek, L., Towards characterization of DNA structure under physiological conditions in vivo at the single-molecule level using single-pair FRET. Nucleic Acids Research 40, pp. -, 2012, doi:10.1093/nar/gks333

Durchan, M., Tichý, J., Litvín, R., Šlouf, V., Gardian, Z., Hříbek, P., Vácha, F., Polívka, T., Role of Carotenoids in Light-Harvesting Processes in an Antenna Protein from the Chromophyte Xanthonema debile. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 116, pp. 8880-8889, 2012, doi:10.1021/jp3042796

Šlouf, V., Chábera, P., Olsen, J.D., Martin, EC., Qian, P., Hunter, CN., Polívka, T., Photoprotection in a purple phototrophic bacterium mediated by oxygen-dependent alteration of carotenoid excited-state properties. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America 109, pp. 8570-8575, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1201413109

Fuciman, M., Enriquez, M.M., Polívka, T., Dall'Osto, L., Bassi, R., Frank, H.A., Role of Xanthophylls in Light Harvesting in Green Plants: A Spectroscopic Investigation of Mutant LHCII and Lhcb Pigment-Protein Complexes. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 116, pp. 3834-3849, 2012, doi:10.1021/jp210042z

Alster, J., Polívka, T., Arellano, J.B., Hříbek, P., Vácha, F., Hála, J., Pšenčík, J., Self-assembly and energy transfer in artificial light-harvesting complexes of bacteriochlorophyll c with astaxanthin. Photosynthesis Research 111, pp. 193-204, 2012, doi:10.1007/s11120-011-9670-0

Londesborough, M.G.S., Hnyk, D., Bould, J., Serrano-Andres, L., Sauri, V., Oliva, J.M., Kubát, P., Polívka, T., Lang, K., Distinct Photophysics of the Isomers of B18H22 Explained. Inorganic Chemistry 51, pp. 1471-1479, 2012, doi:10.1021/ic201726k


Šlouf, V., Balashov, S.P., Lanyi, J.K., Pullerits, T., Polívka, T., Carotenoid response to retinal excitation and photoisomerization dynamics in xanthorhodopsin. Chemical Physics Letters 516, pp. 96-101, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2011.09.062

Bould, J., Base, T., Londesborough, M.G.S., Oro, L.A., Macias, R., Kennedy, J.D., Kubát, P., Fuciman, M., Polívka, T., Lang, K., Reversible Capture of Small Molecules On Bimetallaborane Clusters: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Photophysical Aspects. Inorganic Chemistry 50, pp. 7511-7523, 2011, doi:10.1021/ic200374k

Chábera, P., Durchan, M., Shih, P.M., Kerfeld, C.A., Polívka, T., Excited-state properties of the 16 kDa red carotenoid protein from Arthrospira maxima. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1807, pp. 30-35, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2010.08.013

Kubát, P., Šebera, J., Zalis, S., Langmaier, J., Fuciman, M., Polívka, T., Lang, K., Charge transfer in porphyrin-calixarene complexes: ultrafast kinetics, cyclic voltammetry, and DFT calculations. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13, pp. 6947-6954, 2011, doi:10.1039/c0cp01726d

Polívka, T., Kaligotla, S., Chábera, P., Frank, H.A., An intramolecular charge transfer state of carbonyl carotenoids: implications for excited state dynamics of apo-carotenals and retinal. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13, pp. 10787-10796, 2011, doi:10.1039/c1cp20269c


Polívka, T., Frank, H.A., Molecular Factors Controlling Photosynthetic Light Harvesting by Carotenoids. Accounts Of Chemical Research 43, pp. 1125-1134, 2010, doi:10.1021/ar100030m

Durchan, M., Herbstová, M., Fuciman, M., Gardian, Z., Vácha, F., Polívka, T., Carotenoids in Energy Transfer and Quenching Processes in Pcb and Pcb-PS I Complexes from Prochlorothrix hollandica. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 114, pp. 9275-9282, 2010, doi:10.1021/jp1026724

Polívka, T., Hashimoto, H., Sundström, V., Carotenoid photophysics. Chemical Physics 373, pp. 43466, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2010.04.011

Christensson, N., Chábera, P., Hiller, R.G., Pullerits, T., Polívka, T., Four-wave-mixing spectroscopy of peridinin in solution and in the peridinin-chlorophyll-a protein. Chemical Physics 373, pp. 15-22, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2009.12.011

Chábera, P., Fuciman, M., Naqvi, KR., Polívka, T., Ultrafast dynamics of hydrophilic carbonyl carotenoids - Relation between structure and excited-state properties in polar solvents. Chemical Physics 373, pp. 56-64, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2010.01.007

Alster, J., Polívka, T., Arellano, JB., Chábera, P., Vácha, F., Pšenčík, J., beta-Carotene to bacteriochlorophyll c energy transfer in self-assembled aggregates mimicking chlorosomes. Chemical Physics 373, pp. 90-97, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2010.02.006

Dietzek, B., Chábera, P., Hanf, R., Tschierlei, S., Popp, J., Pascher, T., Yartsev, A., Polívka, T., Optimal control of peridinin excited-state dynamics. Chemical Physics 373, pp. 129-136, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2010.02.028

Polívka, T., Frank, H.A., Enriquez, M.M., Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Liaaen-Jensen, S., Hemming, J., Helliwell, J.R., Helliwell, M., X-ray Crystal Structure and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of the Blue Carotenoid Violerythrin. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 114, pp. 8760-8769, 2010, doi:10.1021/jp101296a

Němec, H., Rochford, J., Taratula, O., Galoppini, E., Kužel, P., Polívka, T., Yartsev, A., Sundström, V., Influence of the Electron-Cation Interaction on Electron Mobility in Dye-Sensitized ZnO and TiO2 Nanocrystals: A Study Using Ultrafast Terahertz Spectroscopy. Physical Review Letters 104, pp. -, 2010, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.197401

Novakova, V., Zimcik, P., Miletin, M., Vachova, L., Kopecky, K., Lang, K., Chábera, P., Polívka, T., Ultrafast intramolecular charge transfer in tetrapyrazinoporphyrazines controls the quantum yields of fluorescence and singlet oxygen. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12, pp. 2555-2563, 2010, doi:10.1039/b918546a

Fuciman, M., Chábera, P., Zupčanová, A., Hříbek, P., Arellano, J.B., Vácha, F., Pšenčík, J., Polívka, T., Excited state properties of aryl carotenoids. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12, pp. 3112-3120, 2010, doi:10.1039/b921384h


Schulte, T., Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Birge, R.R., Hiller, R.G., Polívka, T., Hofmann, E., Frank, H.A., Identification of a single peridinin sensing Chl-a excitation in reconstituted PCP by crystallography and spectroscopy. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America 106, pp. 20764-20769, 2009, doi:10.1073/pnas.0908938106

Magnuson, A., Anderlund, M., Johansson, O., Lindblad, P., Lomoth, R., Polívka, T., Ott, S., Stensjo, K., Styring, S., Sundström, V., Hammarstrom, L., Biomimetic and Microbial Approaches to Solar Fuel Generation. Accounts Of Chemical Research 42, pp. 1899-1909, 2009, doi:10.1021/ar900127h

Polívka, T., Sundström, V., Dark excited states of carotenoids: Consensus and controversy. Chemical Physics Letters 477, pp. 43476, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2009.06.011

Neves-Petersen, M.T., Klitgaard, S., Pascher, T., Skovsen, E., Polívka, T., Yartsev, A., Sundström, V., Petersen, S.B., Flash Photolysis of Cutinase: Identification and Decay Kinetics of Transient Intermediates Formed upon UV Excitation of Aromatic Residues. Biophysical Journal 97, pp. 211-226, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2009.01.065

Alster, J., Arellano, J.B., Polívka, T., Vácha, F., Pšenčík, J., Effect of carotenoid end groups on formation and properties of bacteriochlorophyll-c aggregates. Febs Journal 276, pp. 271-271, 2009, doi:

Christensson, N., Polívka, T., Yartsev, A., Pullerits, T., Photon echo spectroscopy reveals structure-dynamics relationships in carotenoids. Physical Review B 79, pp. -, 2009, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.79.245118

Polívka, T., Balashov, S.P., Chábera, P., Imasheva, E.S., Yartsev, A., Sundström, V., Lanyi, J.K., Femtosecond Carotenoid to Retinal Energy Transfer in Xanthorhodopsin. Biophysical Journal 96, pp. 2268-2277, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2009.01.004

Herek, J.L., Polívka, T., van Grondelle, R., Pullerits, T., Excited state dynamics in light harvesting materials (in honor of Villy Sundström) Preface. Chemical Physics 357, pp. 43468, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2009.01.004

van Stokkum, I.H.M., Papagiannakis, E., Vengris, M., Salverda, J.M., Polívka, T., Zigmantas, D., Larsen, D.S., Lampoura, S.S., Hiller, R.G., van Grondelle, R., Inter-pigment interactions in the peridinin chlorophyll protein studied by global and target analysis of time resolved absorption spectra. Chemical Physics 357, pp. 70-78, 2009, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2008.10.005

Chábera, P., Fuciman, M., Hříbek, P., Polívka, T., Effect of carotenoid structure on excited-state dynamics of carbonyl carotenoids. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11, pp. 8795-8803, 2009, doi:10.1039/b909924g


Polívka T., Pascher T., Hiller R. G., Energy Transfer in the Peridinin-Chlorophyll Protein Complex Reconstituted with Mixed Chlorophyll Sites. Biophys. J. 94, pp. 3198-3207, 2008, doi:10.1529/BIOPHYSJ.107.123430


Polívka T., Niedzwiedzki D., Fuciman M., Sundström V., Frank H. A., Role of B800 in Carotenoid−Bacteriochlorophyll Energy and Electron Transfer in LH2 Complexes from the Purple Bacterium Rhodobacter Sphaeroides. J. Phys. Chem. B 111, pp. 7422-7431, 2007, doi:10.1021/JP071395C

Polívka T., Hiller R. G., Frank H. A., Spectroscopy of the Peridinin–Chlorophyll-a Protein: Insight into Light-Harvesting Strategy of Marine Algae. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 458, pp. 111-120, 2007, doi:10.1016/J.ABB.2006.10.006

Wolpher H., Sinha S., Pan J., Johansson A., Lundqvist M. J., Persson P., Lomoth R., Bergquist J., Sun L., Sundström V., Åkermark B., Polívka T., Synthesis and Electron Transfer Studies of Ruthenium−Terpyridine-Based Dyads Attached to Nanostructured TiO2. Inorg. Chem. 46, pp. 638-651, 2007, doi:10.1021/IC060858A

Polívka T., Pellnor M., Melo E., Pascher T., Sundström V., Osuka A., Naqvi K. R., Polarity-Tuned Energy Transfer Efficiency in Artificial Light-Harvesting Antennae Containing Carbonyl Carotenoids Peridinin and Fucoxanthin. J. Phys. Chem. C 111, pp. 467-476, 2007, doi:10.1021/JP066187J


Ilagan R. P., Chapp T. W., Hiller R. G., Sharples F. P., Polívka T., Frank H. A., Optical Spectroscopic Studies of Light-Harvesting by Pigment-Reconstituted Peridinin-Chlorophyll-Proteins at Cryogenic Temperatures. Photosynth. Res. 90, pp. 5-15, 2006, doi:10.1007/s11120-006-9090-8

Niedzwiedzki D. M., Sullivan J. O., Polívka T., Birge R. R., Frank H. A., Femtosecond Time-Resolved Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Xanthophylls. J. Phys. Chem. B 110, pp. 22872-22885, 2006, doi:10.1021/JP0622738

Polívka T., Stokkum I. H. M. van, Zigmantas D., Grondelle R. van, Sundström V., Hiller R. G., Energy Transfer in the Major Intrinsic Light-Harvesting Complex from Amphidinium Carterae. Biochemistry 45, pp. 8516-8526, 2006, doi:10.1021/BI060265B


Ilagan R. P., Christensen R. L., Chapp T. W., Gibson G. N., Pascher T., Polívka T., Frank H. A., Femtosecond Time-Resolved Absorption Spectroscopy of Astaxanthin in Solution and in α-Crustacyanin. J. Phys. Chem. A 109, pp. 3120-3127, 2005, doi:10.1021/JP0444161

Polívka T., Kerfeld C. A., Pascher T., Sundström V., Spectroscopic Properties of the Carotenoid 3‘-Hydroxyechinenone in the Orange Carotenoid Protein from the Cyanobacterium Arthrospira Maxima. Biochemistry 44, pp. 3994-4003, 2005, doi:10.1021/BI047473T

Billsten H. H., Sundström V., Polívka T., Self-Assembled Aggregates of the Carotenoid Zeaxanthin:  Time-Resolved Study of Excited States. J. Phys. Chem. A 109, pp. 1521-1529, 2005, doi:10.1021/JP044847J

Larsen J., Andersson J., Polívka T., Sly J., Crossley M. J., Sundström V., Åkesson E., Energy Transfer and Conformational Dynamics in Zn–Porphyrin Dendrimers. Chem. Phys. Lett. 403, pp. 205-210, 2005, doi:10.1016/J.CPLETT.2004.12.109

Polívka T., Pascher T., Sundström V., Hiller R. G., Tuning Energy Transfer in the Peridinin–Chlorophyll Complex by Reconstitution with Different Chlorophylls. Photosynth. Res. 86, pp. 217-227, 2005, doi:10.1007/s11120-005-1447-x

Xu Y., Eilers G., Borgström M., Pan J., Abrahamsson M., Magnuson A., Lomoth R., Bergquist J., Polívka T., Sun L., Sundström V., Styring S., Hammarström L., Åkermark B., Synthesis and Characterization of Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes Covalently Linked to RuII Tris-Bipyridine: An Approach to Mimics of the Donor Side of Photosystem II. Chem. - A Eur. J. 11, pp. 7305-7314, 2005, doi:10.1002/chem.200500592

Larsen J., Brüggemann B., Polívka T., Sundström V., Åkesson E., Sly J., Crossley M. J., Energy Transfer within Zn-Porphyrin Dendrimers:  Study of the Singlet−Singlet Annihilation Kinetics. J. Phys. Chem. A 109, pp. 10654-10662, 2005, doi:10.1021/JP053514Z

Billsten H. H., Pan J., Sinha S., Pascher T., Sundström V., Polívka T., Excited-State Processes in the Carotenoid Zeaxanthin after Excess Energy Excitation. J. Phys. Chem. A 109, pp. 6852-6859, 2005, doi:10.1021/JP052227S


Polívka T., Pullerits T., Frank H. A., Cogdell R. J., Sundström V., Ultrafast Formation of a Carotenoid Radical in LH2 Antenna Complexes of Purple Bacteria. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, pp. 15398-15407, 2004, doi:10.1021/JP0483019

Pan J., Xu Y., Benkö G., Feyziyev Y., Styring S., Sun L., Åkermark B., Polívka T., Sundström V., Stepwise Charge Separation from a Ruthenium−Tyrosine Complex to a Nanocrystalline TiO2 Film. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, pp. 12904-12910, 2004, doi:10.1021/JP049449V

Herek J. L., Wendling M., He Z., Polívka T., Garcia-Asua G., Cogdell R. J., Hunter C. N., Grondelle R. van, Sundström V., Pullerits T., Ultrafast Carotenoid Band Shifts: Experiment and Theory. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, pp. 10398-10403, 2004, doi:10.1021/JP040094P

Polívka T., Sundström V., Ultrafast Dynamics of Carotenoid Excited States−From Solution to Natural and Artificial Systems. Chem. Rev. 104, pp. 2021-2072, 2004, doi:10.1021/CR020674N

Pan J., Xu Y., Sun L., Sundström V., Polívka T., Carotenoid and Pheophytin on Semiconductor Surface:  Self-Assembly and Photoinduced Electron Transfer. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, pp. 3066-3067, 2004, doi:10.1021/JA031775L

Andersson J., Puntoriero F., Serroni S., Yartsev A., Pascher T., Polivka T., Campagna S., Sundström V., New Paradigm of Transition Metal Polypyridine Complex Photochemistry. Faraday Discuss. 127, pp. 295-305, 2004, doi:10.1039/B316160A

Sjödin M., Ghanem R., Polivka T., Pan J., Styring S., Sun L., Sundström V., Hammarström L. Tuning, Proton Coupled Electron Transfer from Tyrosine: A Competition between Concerted and Step-Wise Mechanisms. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, pp. 4851-4858, 2004, doi:10.1039/B407383E

Zigmantas D., Hiller R. G., Sharples F. P., Frank H. A., Sundström V., Polívka T., Effect of a Conjugated Carbonyl Group on the Photophysical Properties of Carotenoids. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, pp. 3009-3016, 2004, doi:10.1039/B315786E


Billsten H. H., Bhosale P., Yemelyanov A., Bernstein P. S., Polívka T., Photophysical Properties of Xanthophylls in Carotenoproteins from Human Retina. Photochem. Photobiol. 78, pp. 138-145, 2003, doi:10.1562/0031-8655(2003)0780138PPOXIC2.0.CO2

Zigmantas D., Hiller R. G., Yartsev A., Sundström V., Polívka T., Dynamics of Excited States of the Carotenoid Peridinin in Polar Solvents:  Dependence on Excitation Wavelength, Viscosity, and Temperature. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, pp. 5339-5348, 2003, doi:10.1021/JP0272318

Papagiannakis E., Stokkum I. H. M. van, Grondelle R. van, Niederman R. A., Zigmantas D., Sundström V., Polívka T., A Near-Infrared Transient Absorption Study of the Excited-State Dynamics of the Carotenoid Spirilloxanthin in Solution and in the LH1 Complex of Rhodospirillum Rubrum. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, pp. 11216-11223, 2003, doi:10.1021/JP034931J


He J., Benkö G., Korodi F., Polívka T., Lomoth R., Åkermark B., Sun L., Hagfeldt A., Sundström V., Modified Phthalocyanines for Efficient Near-IR Sensitization of Nanostructured TiO2 Electrode. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, pp. 4922-4932, 2002, doi:10.1021/JA0178012

Zigmantas D., Hiller R. G., Sundstrom V., Polivka T., Carotenoid to Chlorophyll Energy Transfer in the Peridinin-Chlorophyll-a-Protein Complex Involves an Intramolecular Charge Transfer State. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 99, pp. 16760-16765, 2002, doi:10.1073/pnas.262537599

Ghanem R., Xu Y., Pan J., Hoffmann T., Andersson J., Polívka T., Pascher T., Styring S., Sun L., Sundström V., Light-Driven Tyrosine Radical Formation in a Ruthenium−Tyrosine Complex Attached to Nanoparticle TiO2. Inorg. Chem. 41, pp. 6258-6266, 2002, doi:10.1021/IC020472+

Pan J., Benkö G., Xu Y., Pascher T., Sun L., Sundström V., Polívka T., Photoinduced Electron Transfer between a Carotenoid and TiO2 Nanoparticle. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, pp. 13949-13957, 2002, doi:10.1021/JA0279186

Polívka T., Zigmantas D., Herek J. L., He Z., Pascher T., Pullerits T., Cogdell R. J., Frank H. A., Sundström V., The Carotenoid S1 State in LH2 Complexes from Purple Bacteria Rhodobacter Sphaeroides and Rhodopseudomonas Acidophila:  S1 Energies, Dynamics, and Carotenoid Radical Formation. J. Phys. Chem. B 106, pp. 11016-11025, 2002, doi:10.1021/JP025752P

Billsten H. H., Herek J. L., Garcia-Asua G., Hashøj L., Polívka T., Hunter C. N., Sundström V., Dynamics of Energy Transfer from Lycopene to Bacteriochlorophyll in Genetically-Modified LH2 Complexes of Rhodobacter Sphaeroides. Biochemistry 41, pp. 4127-4136, 2002, doi:10.1021/BI011741V


Polívka T., Zigmantas D., Frank H. A., Bautista J. A., Herek J. L., Koyama Y., Fujii R., Sundström V., Near-Infrared Time-Resolved Study of the S1 State Dynamics of the Carotenoid Spheroidene. J. Phys. Chem. B 105, pp. 1072-1080, 2001, doi:10.1021/JP002206S

Trinkunas G., Herek J. L., Polívka T., Sundström V., Pullerits T., Exciton Delocalization Probed by Excitation Annihilation in the Light-Harvesting Antenna LH2. Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, pp. 4167-4170, 2001, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.4167

Zigmantas D., Polívka T., Hiller R. G., Yartsev A., Sundström V., Spectroscopic and Dynamic Properties of the Peridinin Lowest Singlet Excited States. J. Phys. Chem. A 105, pp. 10296-10306, 2001, doi:10.1021/JP010022N


Polívka T., Pullerits T., Herek J. L., Sundström V., Exciton Relaxation and Polaron Formation in LH2 at Low Temperature. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, pp. 1088-1096, 2000, doi:10.1021/JP9915984

Herek J. L., Fraser N. J., Pullerits T., Martinsson P., Polívka T., Scheer H., Cogdell R. J., Sundström V., B800→B850 Energy Transfer Mechanism in Bacterial LH2 Complexes Investigated by B800 Pigment Exchange. Biophys. J. 78, pp. 2590-2596, 2000, doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(00)76803-2

Polívka T., Zigmantas D., Frank H. A., Bautista J. A., Herek J. L., Koyama Y., Fujii R., Sundström V., Near-Infrared Time-Resolved Study of the S1 State Dynamics of the Carotenoid Spheroidene. J. Phys. Chem. B 105, pp. 1072-1080, 2001, doi:10.1021/JP002206S


Polívka T., Herek J. L., Zigmantas D., Akerlund H. E., Sundström V., Direct Observation of the (Forbidden) S1 State in Carotenoids. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 96, pp. 4914-4917, 1999, doi:10.1073/pnas.96.9.4914


Pšenčík J., Polívka T., Němec P., Dian J., Kudrna J., Malý P., Hála J., Fast Energy Transfer and Exciton Dynamics in Chlorosomes of the Green Sulfur Bacterium Chlorobium Tepidum. J. Phys. Chem. A 102, pp. 4392-4398, 1998, doi:10.1021/JP973227Y

Herek J. L., Polívka T., Pullerits T., Fowler G. J. S., Hunter C. N., Sundström V., Ultrafast Carotenoid Band Shifts Probe Structure and Dynamics in Photosynthetic Antenna Complexes. Biochemistry 37, pp. 7057-7061, 1998, doi:10.1021/BI980118G

Pšenčík J., Němec P., Polívka T., Kudrna J., Dian J., Malý P., Hála J., Persistent Hole Burning and Femtosecond Pump-Probe Absorption Spectroscopy of Green Sulphur Photosynthetic Bacteria Antennae. J. Lumin. 76–77, pp. 322-326, 1998, doi:10.1016/S0022-2313(97)00164-6


Polívka T., Kroh P., Pšenčík J., Engst D., Komenda J., Hála J., Hole-Burning Study of Excited Energy Transfer in the Antenna Protein CP47 of Synechocystis Sp. PCC 6803 Mutant H114Q. J. Lumin. 72–74, pp. 600-602, 1997, doi:10.1016/S0022-2313(96)00359-6

Kroh P., Pšenčik J., Polivka T., Engst D., Hála J., Hole-Burning Spectroscopy of Photosynthetically Active Pigments of Green Sulphur Photosynthetic Bacteria. J. Lumin. 72-74, pp. 593-594, 1997, doi:10.1016/S0022-2313(96)00282-7


Kroh P., Pšenčík J., Polívka T., Engst D., Hála J., Laser Induced Hole Filling of Bacteriochlorophyll d Monomers of Green Sulfur Photosynthetic Bacteria Antennae. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol. Sect. A. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 291, pp. 201-207, 1996, doi:10.1080/10587259608042748

Polívka T., Pšenčík J., Kroh P., Engst D., Komenda J., Prášil O., Falkowski P. G., Hála J., Hole-Burning Study of Energy Transfer in Antenna Proteins of Dunaliella Tertiolecta Affected by Iron-Limitation. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol. Sect. A. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 291, pp. 111-117, 1996, doi:10.1080/10587259608042738

Engst D., Kroh P., Polívka T., Pšenčík J., Nedbal L., Hála J., Hole Burning and Low Temperature Absorption and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Algae Affected by Uv-B Stress. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol. Sect. A. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 291, pp. 103-109, 1996, doi:10.1080/10587259608042737

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