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John R. Miller

John R. Miller

Senior Chemist

Chemistry Department
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-4354
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

Electron- and Photo-Induced Processes for Molecular Energy Conversion

Research Interests

Fast processes from ionizing radiation; electron transfer at fixed distances; excited states of radical ions.


B.S.   1966     Oregon State University
Ph.D. 1971   University of Wisconsin

Professional Employment

  • Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
        1998-Present Senior Chemist
  • Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory
        1986 - 1998 Senior Chemist and Group Leader, Electron Transfer and Energy Conversion Group
        1977 - 1986 Chemist, Radiation and Photochemistry Group
        1974 - 1977 Assistant Chemist, Radiation and Photochemistry Group
        1971 - 1974 Postdoctoral Appointee
  • University of Wisconsin, 1968 - 1971 Research Assistant
        1966 - 1968 Teaching Assistant

Selected Recent Publications

  • Mani, T.; Grills, D. C.; Miller, J. R., Vibrational Stark Effects to Identify Ion Pairing and Determine Reduction Potentials in Electrolyte-Free Environments, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 1136-1140. DOI:10.1021/ja512302c
  • Busby, E.; Xia, J.; Wu, Q.; Low, J. Z.; Song, R.; Miller, J. R.; Zhu, X. Y.; Campos, Luis M.; Sfeir, M. Y., A Design Strategy for Intramolecular Singlet Fission Mediated by Charge-Transfer States In donor-Acceptor Organic Materials, Nat Mater 2015, advance online publication. DOI:10.1038/nmat4175
  • Zaikowski, L.; Mauro, G.; Bird, M.; Karten, B.; Asaoka, S.; Wu, Q.; Cook, A. R.; Miller, J. R., Charge Transfer Fluorescence and 34 Nm Exciton Diffusion Length in Polymers with Electron Acceptor End Traps, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014. DOI:10.1021/jp510095p
  • Miller, J. R., Electron Transfer Lower Tunnel Barriers, Nature Chemistry 2014, 6, 854-855. DOI:0.1038/nchem.2059 
  • Mani, T.; Miller, J. R., Role of Bad Dihedral Angles: Methylfluorenes Act as Energy Barriers for Excitons and Polarons of Oligofluorenes, J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 9451-9459. DOI:10.1021/jp5080626 
  • Li, X.; Bird, M.; Mauro, G.; Asaoka, S.; Cook, A. R.; Chen, H.-C.; Miller, J. R., Transport of Triplet Excitons Along Continuous 100 Nm Polyfluorene Chains, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014. DOI:10.1021/jp509396s 
  • Holroyd, R.; Miller, J. R.; Cook, A. R.; Nishikawa, M., Pressure Tuning of Electron Attachment to Benzoquinones in Nonpolar Fluids: Continuous Adjustment of Free Energy Changes, J. Phys. Chem. B 2014, 118, 2164-2171. DOI:10.1021/jp412090k
  • Bird, M. J.; Reid, O. G.; Cook, A. R.; Asaoka, S.; Shibano, Y.; Imahori, H.; Rumbles, G.; Miller, J. R., Mobility of Holes in Oligo- and Polyfluorenes of Defined Lengths, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 6100-6109. DOI:10.1021/jp5010874
  • Bakalis, J.; Cook, A. R.; Asaoka, S.; Forster, M.; Scherf, U.; Miller, J. R., Polarons, Compressed Polarons, and Bipolarons in Conjugated Polymers, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 114-125. DOI:10.1021/jp408910a 
  • Zamadar, M.; Asaoka, S.; Grills, D. C.; Miller, J. R., Giant Infrared Absorption Bands of Electrons and Holes in Conjugated Molecules, Nature Communications 2013, 4, 7. DOI:10.1038/ncomms3818