Other Chemistries


Licht Group environmental, analytical, physical & inorganic interests

En route to new renewable energy pathways, our explorations rang from water thermodynamics to new environmental methodologies & from quantum mechanics to H2, halide, chalcogenide & transition metal chemistry.

Water’s fundamental chemistry, analytical, physical & inorganic interests

  • Wang, Hu, Wu, Licht, “STEP Pollutant to Solar Hydrogen: Solar driven thermal electrochemical wastewater treatment with synergetic
    production of hydrogen,”  Electrochemical Science Letters, 2, H34-H36 (2013).
  • Wang, Wu, Zhang, Licht, “STEP Wastewater Treatment: Solar Thermal Electrochemical Pollutant Oxidation, Exemplified by Phenol,” ChemSusChem, 5, 2000-2010 (2012).
  • Licht, Chitayat, Bergmann, Dick, Ayub, Ghosh, “Efficient STEP (Solar Thermal Electrochemical Photo) Production of Hydrogen – an Economic Assessment,” International J. Hydrogen Energy, 35, 10867 (2010).
  • Licht, Yu, “Recent Advances in Fe(VI) Synthesis,” in Ferrates Synthesis, Properties & Applications in Water
    and Wastewater Treatment, 45 page chapt., ACS Symp. Vol. 985 (2008).
  • Licht, Halperin, Kalina, Zidman, Halperin, “Electrochemical Potential Tuned Solar Water Splitting” Chemical Communications, 3006 (2003).
  • Light, Licht, Bevilacqua, Morash, “The Fundamental Conductivity & Resistivity of Water,” Electrochem. & Sol. State Lett., 8, E16-E19 (2005).
  • Licht, Yu, “Electrochemical Alkaline Fe(VI) Water Purification & Remediation,” Env. Sci. and Tech., 39, 8071-8076 (2005).
  • Licht, Halperin, Kalina, Zidman, Halperin, “Electrochemical Potential Tuned Solar Water Splitting” Chemical Communications, 3006 (2003).
  • Licht, “Solar water splitting to generate hydrogen fuel: photothermal electrochemical analysis,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 107, 4253 (2003).
  • Licht, “Efficient solar generation of hydrogen fuel – a fundamental analysis,” Electrochem. Communications, 4/10, 789-794 (2002).
  • Licht, “Analysis in Highly Concentrated Solutions: Potentiometric, Conductance, Evanescent, Densometric, and Spectroscopic Methodologies,” Electroanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 20, Marcel Dekker, NY, 87-140 (1998).
  • Heiman, Licht, “Fundamental Baseline Variations In Aqueous Near Infrared Analysis,” Analytica Chimica Acta, 394,  135-147 (1999).
  • Licht, “Novel Detection and Determination of Analytes in the Molar Solution Domain,” Rev. in Analy. Chem.,  17,  141-190 (1998).
  • Licht, Myung, Sun, “A Light Addressable Photoelectrochemical Cyanide Sensor,” Analytical Chemistry, 68, 954-959 (1996).
  • Shatkin, Szejnwald Brown, Licht, “Composite Graphite Ion Selective Electrode  Array Potentiometry for the Detection of Mercury and other relevant ions in Aquatic Systems” Analytical Chemistry, 67, 1147-1151 (1995).
  • Licht, Davis, “Disproportionation of Aqueous Sulfur and Sulfide” J. Physical Chemistry, 101, 2540-2545 (1997).
  • Light, Atwood, Driscol, Licht, “A New Low Conductivity Standard Solution,”Analytical Chemistry,  65,  181-182 (1993).
  • Forouzan, Licht, “Evanescent Detection of Humidity” Analytical Chemistry,  64,  2003-2005 (1992).
  • Licht, Forouzan, Longo, “Differential Densometric Analysis of Equilibria in Highly Concentrated Media:  Determination of the Aqueous 2nd Acid Dissociation of H2S,” Analytical Chemistry, 62, 1356-1360 (1990).
  • Light, Licht, “Conductivity and Resistivity of Water From The Melting Through Critical Points,”Analy. Chem., 59, 2327-2330  (1987).
  • Licht, “pH Measurement in Concentrated Alkaline Solutions,” Analytical Chemistry, 57, 514-519  (1985).

 

Chemical Modeling

  • Licht, Cammarata, Wrighton, “Time and Spatial Dependence of the Concentration of Less Than 105 Microelectrode-Generated Molecules” Science, 243,  1176-8 (1989).
  • Licht, Cammarata, Wrighton, “Direct Measurements of the Physical Diffusion of Redox Active Species: Microelectrochemical Experiments and Their Simulation” J. Physical Chemistry,  94, 6133-6140 (1990).
  • Licht, Petersson,”Hartree Fock (1s,2s) Interorbital Pair Correlation Energies” J. of Chemical Physics,  66, 2015-2018 (1977).
  • Licht, Petersson,”The Pairwise Correlated Generalized Valence Bond Model. IV.” J. Chemical Physics,  66, 3562-3571 (1977).
  • Petersson, Licht, “Complete Basis Set Correlation Energies” Journal of Chemical Physics,  75, 4556-4566 (1981).

 

Sulfur & sulfide chemistry

  • Licht, Tributsch, Ghosh, Fiechter, “High Efficiency Solar Energy Water Splitting …; Probing RuS2 Enhancement of Multiple Band Electrolysis,” Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 70/4,  471-480 (2002).
  • Licht, Davis, “Disproportionation of Aqueous Sulfur and Sulfide” J. Physical Chemistry, 101, 2540-2545 (1997).
  • Licht, Jeitler, Jin H. Hwang, “Aluminum Anodic Behavior in Aqueous Sulfur Electrolytes,” J. of Phy. Chem., 101, 4959-4965 (1997).
  • Licht, “Aluminum Sulfur Battery Discharge in the High Current Domain.” J Electrochem. Soc., 144,  L133-L136 (1997).
  • Licht, Hwang,. Light, Dillon, “The Low Current Domain of the Al Sulfur Battery,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 144,  948-955 (1997).
  • Licht, Forouzan, “Speciation Analysis of Aqueous Polyselenide Solutions” J. Electrochem. Soc., 142,  1546-1551 (1995).
  • Licht, Forouzan, “Solution Modified n-GaAs / Aqueous Polyselenide Photoelectrochemistry” J. Electrochem. Soc., 142, 1539-1545 (1995).
  • Peramunage, Forouzan, Licht,”Activity & Spectroscopic Analysis of Conc. Solutions of K2S,” Analytical Chem.,  66,  378-383 (1994).
  • Peramunage, Licht, “A Novel Solid Sulfur Cathode for Aqueous Batteries,” Science,  261,  1029-1032 (1993).
  • Licht, Peramunage, “A Novel Aqueous Aluminum/Sulfur Battery” J. Electrochem. Soc., 140,  L4-L6 (1993).
  • Peramunage, Dillon, Licht, “Investigation of a Novel Aqueous Aluminum/Sulfur Battery” J. Power Sources, 45/3, 311-323 (1993).
  • Licht, Longo, Peramunage, Farouzan,”Conductometric Analysis of the 2nd Acid Dissociation Constant of H2S in Highly Concentrated Aq. Media,” J. Electroanal. & Interfacial Electroch. 318, 111-129 (1991).
  • Licht, Forouzan, Longo, “Differential Densometric Analysis of Equilibria in Highly Concentrated Media:  Determination of the Aqueous 2nd Acid Dissociation of H2S,” Anal. Chemistry, 62, 1356-1360 (1990).
  • Licht, “Polysulfide Battery,” United States Patent 4,828,942, May 9, 1989.
  • Licht, “Aqueous Solubilities, Solubility Products and Standard Oxidation-Reduction Potentials of the Metal Sulfides,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 135, 2971-2975 (1988).
  • Licht, “Comment on Adsorption of Kinetics of Aqueous Polysulfide Solutions 1: Theory.” J. Electrochem. Soc., 135,  258 (1988).
  • Licht, “A Description of Energy Conversion in Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells,” Nature, 330, 148-151 (1987).
  • Licht, Hodes, Tenne, Manassen, “A Light Variation Insensitive High Efficiency Solar Cell,” Nature, 326, 863-864 (1987).
  • Licht, Manassen, Hodes, “A Numerical Analysis of Aqueous Polysulfide Solutions” Inorganic Chemistry, 25,  2486-2489 (1986).
  • Licht, “Comment on Adsorption of Kinetics of Aq. Polysulfide Solutions 2: Electrochem. Measurement,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 135,  259 (1988).
  • Licht, Manassen, “Thin Film Cadmium Chalcogenide/Aqueous Polysulfide Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells with In-Situ Storage,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 134,  1064-1070 (1987).
  • Licht,”An Energetic Medium For Electrochemical Storage Utilizing The  High  Aqueous Solubility of Potassium Sulfide,”  J. Electrochem. Soc., 134, 2137-2141 (1987).
  • Licht, Manassen, “The  Second Dissociation Constant of Hydrogen Sulfide,” J. Electrochem. Soc.,  134,  918-921 (1987).
  • Licht, Hodes, Manassen, “The  High Aqueous Solubility of Potassium Sulfide and Its Effect on Bulk and …. I) Polysulfide Variation at Constant Sulfur/Sulfide Ratio,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 133,  272-277 (1986).
  • Licht, Tenne, Flaisher, Manassen, “Cation Effects on The Electrochemistry of Anions in Polysulfide,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 133, 52-59 (1986).
  • Licht, “Combined Solution Effects Yields Stable … (Se,Te)/Polysulfide Solar Cells,” J. of Physical Chem., 90, 1096-1099 (1986).
  • Licht, Manassen, “The High Aqueous Solubility of Potassium Sulfide of and Its Effect on Bulk  and …. II) Variation of Sulfur/Sulfide Ratio,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 133, 277-280 (1986).
  • Levy-Clement, Triboulet, Rioux, Licht, Tenne, “Combined Solution Effects Yields Stable Increased Efficiency Thin Film Cd(Se,Te) Aqueous /Polysulfide … Solar Cells,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 132, C361 (1985).
  • Licht, Manassen, “The  Effects of Hydroxide Ion on Cd-Chalcogenide/Polysulfide…” J. Electrochem. Soc., 132, 1076-1081 (1985).
  • Licht, “Comment on Adsorption of Hydroxide and Sulfide Ion on Single Crystal n-CdSe Electrodes,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 132, 2801-2802 (1985).
  • Licht, Tenne, Dagan, Manassen, Cahen, Triboulet, Rioux, Levy-Clement, “High Efficiency n-Cd(Se,Te)/S=  … From Solution Chemistry Control” Applied Physics Letters, 46, 608-610 (1985).
  • Licht, Tenne, Flaisher, Manassen, “A Pronounced Cation Effects on Performance and Stability of Cd-Chalcogenide Polysulfide Photoelectrochemical Cells,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 950-951 (1984).

 

Selenium & selendide chemistry

  • Licht, Forouzan, “Speciation Analysis of Aqueous Polyselenide Solutions” J. Electrochem. Soc., 142,  1546-1551 (1995).
  • Licht, Forouzan, “Solution Modified n-GaAs / Aqueous Polyselenide Photoelectrochemistry” J. Electrochem. Soc., 142,  1539-1545 (1995).

 

Iodine, iodide & iodate chemistry

  • Licht, Yu, “An Alkaline Periodate Cathode and Its Unusual Solubility Behavior in KOH,” Electrochem. Solid State Lett., 10, A36-39 (2007).
  • Licht, Myung, “Aqueous Polyiodide Spectroscopy and Equilibria and its effect on n-WSe2 Photoelectrochemistry” J. Electrochem. Soc., 142,  845-849 (1995).
  • Licht, Myung, Tenne, Hodes, “Cation Electrolytic Modification of n-WSe2/Aqueous Polyiodide Photoelectrochemistry,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 142,  840-844 (1995).
  • Myung, Licht, “Potential Enhancement of Polyiodide Redox Couples via Solution Modification” ibid, 142, L129-L132 (1995).

 

Manganese chemistry

  • Licht, Naschitz, Ghosh, “Hydroxide activated AgMnO4 alkaline cathodes,” Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 4, A209-212 (2001).
  • Licht, Ghosh, Naschitz, Halperin, Halperin, “Fe(VI) Catalyzed Manganese Redox Chemistry,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 105, 11933 (2001).
  • Licht, Ghosh, “High Power BaFe(VI)O4/MnO2 Composite Cathode,” J. Power Sources, 109/2, 465-468 (2002).

 

Iron chemistry (including iron metal, ferric and ferrous and super-iron (Fe(VI))

  • Studies range from fundamental to industrial (iron production, etc.); click Licht Group 300 publications, solar or battery research for other studies.
  • Licht, Wang, Ghosh, “Energetic Iron(VI) Chemistry: The Super-Iron Battery,” Science, 285, 1039-1042 5592-5612 (1999).
  • Zhu, Wang, Wang, Liu, Wu, Licht, “The adoption and mechanism of KIO4 for redox-equilibrated stabilization of FeO42 as an equalizer in water,” Ionics, 22, 1967 (2016). Click here to access article
  • Li, Wang, Licht, “Sustainable Electrochemical Synthesis of large grain or catalyst sized iron,” Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, 2, 405 (2016). Click here to access article
  • Cui, Licht “Critical STEP advances for sustainable iron production,” Green Chemistry, 15, 881 (2013).
  • Farmand, Licht Ramaker, “Studying the Reversibility of Multi-electron Charge Transfer in Fe(VI) Cathodes Utilizing X-ray Absorpotion Spectroscopy,” J. Phys. Chem., C, 117, 19875-19884 (2013).
  • Licht, Wu, “STEP iron, a chemistry of iron formation without CO2 emission: Molten carbonate solubility and electrochemistry of iron ore impurities,” J. Phys. Chem., C, 115, 25138 (2011).
  • Licht, Wu, Zhang, Ayub, “Chemical Mechanism of the High Solubility Pathway for the Carbon Dioxide Free Production of Iron,” Chemical Communications, 47, 3081 (2011).
  • Farmand, Jiang, Wang , Ghosh, Ramaker, Licht, “Super-iron nanoparticles with facile cathodic charge transfer,” Electrochemistry Comm., 13, 909-912 (2011).
  • Licht, “A High Capacity Li-ion Cathode: The Fe(III/VI) Super-iron Cathode,” Energies, 3, 960-972 (2010).
  • Licht, Yu, in Ferrates Synthesis, Properties and Applications in Water and Wastewater Treatment, V. Sharma, Ed., ACS Symp. V. 985 (2008); three chapters: 55 page Chapter: “Recent Advances in Fe(VI) Charge Storage & Super-iron Batteries,” 28 page Chapter: “Fe(VI) Water Purification and Remediation,” and 45 page Chapter: “Recent Advances in Fe(VI) Synthesis”.
  • Licht, Wang, “High Solubility Pathway to the Carbon Dioxide Free Production of Iron,” Chemical Communications, 46, 7004 (2010).
  • Licht, Wang, Gourdin, “Enhancement of Reversible Nonaqueous Fe(III/VI) Cathodic Charge Transfer,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 9884 (2009).
  • Yu, Licht, “Advances in Fe(VI) charge storage: Part I. Primary alkaline super-iron batteries ” 171, 966 (2007).
  • Yu, Licht, “Adv. in Fe(VI) charge storage: Part II. Reversible nonaqueous super-iron batteries” 171, 1010 (2007).
  • Licht, Yu, Wang, “Stabilized Alkaline Fe(VI) Charge Transfer: Zirconia Coating Stabilized,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 155, A1-7 (2008).
  • Yu, Licht, “High capacity alkaline super-iron boride battery,” Electrochimca Acta, 52, 8138 (2007).
  • Kiltypin, Licht, Nowik, Tek-Vered, Aurbach, et al. “The Study of Various super irons in Li salt …,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 153, A32 (2006).
  • Licht, DeAlwis, “… Alkaline Charge Transfer in Fe(III/VI):… Reversible Super-iron thin film Cathodes,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 12394 (2006).
  • Licht, Yu, Zheng “Cathodic Chemistry of High Performance Zr Coated Materials” Chemical Communications, 4341 (2006).
  • Licht, Yang, Wang, “Synthesis and analysis of Ag2FeO4 … Super-iron cathodes,” Electrochemistry Comm., 7, 933 (2005).
  • Kiltypin, Licht, Tel-Vered, Naschitz, Aurbach, ” The Study of K2FeO4 … for rechargeable lithium batteries,” J. Power Soc., 146, 723 (2005).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Rozen, Halperin, “Cathodic … Analysis of Cs2FeO4, K2FeO4 & … Alkali Super-irons,” J. Electroch. Soc., 151, A1147 (2004).
  • Licht, Tel-Vered, Halperin, “Towards Efficient Electrochemical Synthesis of Fe(VI) ferrate,” J. Electrochem. Soc. , 151, A31-39 (2004).
  • Licht, Tel-Vered, “Rechargeable Fe(III/VI) Super-Iron Cathodes,” Chemical Communications, 628-629 (2004).
  • Licht, Tel-Vered, Halperin, “Direct electrochemical preparation of solid Fe(VI) …, ” Electrochemistry Comm., 5, 933 (2003).
  • Ghosh, Wen, Mukerjee, Naschitz, Licht, et al. “The Reversible Behavior of K2Fe(VI)O4 …,” Electrochem. Solid State Lett., 6, A209 (2003).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Gosh, “Silver Mediation of Fe(VI) Charge Transfer,” J. Phys . Chem., B, 106, 5947-5955 (2002).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Wang, Rapid Chemical Synthesis of the Barium Super-Iron Compound, BaFe(VI)O4,” J. Power Sources, 109, 67 (2002).
  • Licht, Ghosh, “High Power BaFe(VI)O4/MnO2 Composite Cathode Alkaline Super-Iron Batteries” J. Power Sources, 109, 465 (2002).
  • Licht, Ghosh, Naschitz, Halperin, Halperin, “Fe(VI) Catalyzed Mn Redox” J. Phys . Chem., B, 105, 11933 (2001).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Halperin, Lin,, Lin, Chen, Ghosh, Liu “Analysis of FeVI) compounds & Super-Iron Fe(VI) Bat. Cathodes, FTIR, XRD, UV/Vis, ICP, Electroch. & Chem. Characterization,” J. Power Sources, 101/2, 167-176 (2001).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Ghosh, Lin, Lui “SrFeO4: Synthesis,) … Strontium Super-iron battery,” Electrochemistry Comm., 3, 340 (2001).
  • Licht, Wang, “Non Aqueous Iron(VI) Chemistry: The Lithium Super-Iron Battery,” Electrochem. Solid State Lett., 3, 209-212 (2000).
  • Licht, Wang, Li, Ghosh, Tel-Vered “Enhanced Fe(VI) Conductance & Charge Transfer” Electrochemistry Comm., 2, 535 (2000).
  • Licht, Wang, Xu, Li, Naschitz, “Solid phase modifiers of the Fe(VI) cathode,” Electrochemistry Comm., 1, 527-531 (1999).
  • Licht, Peramunage, “Ligand, Cation and Speciation Effects on n-CdSe/([KFe(CN)6]3-/2-) Photoelectrochemistry,” Solar Energy, 52, 197 204 (1994).
  • Licht, Peramunage, “Rational Electrolyte Modification of n-CdSe/(KFe(CN)63-/2- Photoelectrochemistry,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 139, L23-L26 (1992).

 

Aluminum (including metal, aqueous and nonaqueous) chemistry

  • Licht, Cui, Wang, “STEP Carbon Capture: the barium advantage,” J. CO2 Utilization, 2, 58 (2013).
  • Licht, Wu, Hettige, Lau, Asercion, Stuart “STEP Cement: Solar Thermal Electrochemical Production of CaO without CO2 emission,” Chemical Communications, 48, 6019 (2012).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Rozen, Halperin, “Cathodic Charge Transfer & Analysis of Cs2FeO4, K2FeO4  & Mixed Alkali Super-irons,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 151, A1147-A1151 (2004).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Ghosh, Lui, Halperin, Halperin, Rozen, “Rapid Chemical Synthesis of the  Barium Ferrate Super-Iron Compound, BaFe(VI)O4,” J. Power Sources, 109, 67-70 (2002).
  • Licht, Ghosh, “High Power BaFe(VI)O4/MnO2 Composite Cathode,” J. Power Sources, 109/2, 465-468 (2002).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Wang, “Chemical Synthesis of Battery Grade Super-Iron Barium and Potassium Fe(VI) ferrate compounds,” J. Power Sources, 99, 7-14 (2001).
  • Licht, Naschitz, Ghosh, Lin, Lui “SrFeO4: Synthesis, Fe(VI) Characterization and the Strontium Super-iron battery,” Electrochemistry Communications, 3, 340-345 (2001).