Publikační činnost zaměstnanců ústavu

List of publications of the members of the Institute of Physics (2009 - to date)


J. McLaughlin, V. M. Nakariakov, M. Dominique, P. Jelínek, S. Takasao, Modelling Quasi-periodic Pulsations in Solar and Stellar Flares, Space Sci. Rev. 214, 45, 2018.

K. Murawski , P. Kayshap, A. K. Srivastava, D. J. Pascoe, P. Jelínek, B. Kuźma, V. Fedun, Magnetic swirls and associated kink waves in a solar chromospheric flux tube, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 474 (1), 77, 2018.


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 Biol 15 (12), e2003943, 2017.

Stranak, V., Kratochvil, J., Olejnicek, J., Ksirova, P., Sezemsky, P., Cada, M., Hubicka, Z., Enhanced oxidation of TiO2 films prepared by high power impulse magnetron sputtering running in metallic mode, Journal of Applied Physics 121, 17, 2017.

P. Jelínek, M. Karlický, T. Van Doorsselaere, M. Bárta, Oscillations excited by plasmoids formed during magnetic reconnection in vertical gravitationally stratified current-sheet, The Astrophysical Journal 847, 98, 2017.

O. Kroutil, M. Předota, M. Kabeláč: “Force Field Parametrization of Hydrogenoxalate and Oxalate Anions with Scaled Charges”, J. Mol. Model.23:327, 2017.

Šlouf, V., Kuznetsova, V., Fuciman, M., Bourcier de Carbon, C., Wilson, A., Kirilovsky, D., Polívka, T. Ultrafast spectroscopy tracks carotenoid configurations in the Orange and Red Carotenoid Proteins from cyanobacteria. Photosynth. Res. 131, 105, 2017.

Llansola-Portoles, M.J., Sobotka, R., Kish, E., Shukla, M.K., Pascal, A.A., Polívka, T., Robert, B. Twisting a β-carotene, an adaptive trick from nature for dissipating energy during photoprotection. J. Biol. Chem. 292, 1396, 2017.

Kuznetsova, V., Southall, J., Cogdell, R.J., Fuciman, M., Polívka, T. Spectroscopic properties of the S1 state of linear carotenoids after excess energy excitation. Chem. Phys. Lett. 683, 448, 2017.

Kuznetsova, V., Chábera, P., Litvín, R., Polívka, T., Fuciman, M. Effect of isomerization on excited-state dynamics of the carotenoid fucoxanthin. J. Phys. Chem. B 121, 4438, 2017.

Šlouf, V., Keşan, 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. Photosynth. Res. In press.


M. Předota, M. L. Machesky, D. J. Wesolowski, Molecular Origins of the Zeta Potential, Langmuir 32, 10189–10198, 2016.

M. Karlický, P. Jelínek, Quasi-periodic processes in the flare loop generated by sudden temperature enhancements at loop footpoints, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 590, A4, 2016.

V. M. Nakariakov,  V. Pilipenko,  B. Heilig, P. Jelínek,  M. Karlický,  D. Y. Klimushkin, D. Y. Kolotkov,  D.-H. Lee,  G. Nisticò,  T. Van Doorsselaere,  G. Verth,  I.V. Zimovets, Magnetohydrodynamic Oscillations in the Solar Corona and Earth's Magnetosphere: Towards Consolidated Understanding, Space Sci. Rev., 200(1), 75, 2016.

O. Kroutil, M. Předota, and Z. Chval, Pt···H Nonclassical Interaction in Water-Dissolved Pt(II) Complexes: Coaction of Electronic Effects with Solvent-Assisted Stabilization, Inorg. Chem. 55, 3252–3264 (2016).

Keşan, 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. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1857, 370-379, 2016.

Kvíčalová, Z., Alster, J., Johanning, S., 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. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1857, 341-349, 2016.

Adamec, F., Greco, J.A., LaFountain, A.M., Magdaong, N.M., Fuciman, M., Birge, R.R., Polívka, T., Frank, H.A. Spectroscopic investigation of a brightly colored psittacofulvin pigment from parrot feathers. Chem. Phys. Lett, 648, 195-199, 2016.

West, R., Keşan, G., Trsková, E., Sobotka, R., Kaňa, R., Fuciman, M., Polívka, T. Spectroscopic properties of the triple bond carotenoid alloxanthin. Chem. Phys. Lett. 653, 167-172, 2016.

Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Tronina, T., Liu, H., Staleva, H., Komenda, J., Sobotka, R., Blankenship, R.E., Polívka, T. Carotenoid-induced non-photochemical quenching in the cyanobacterial chlorophyll synthase-HliC/D complex. BBA-Bioenergetics, 1857, 1430-1439, 2016.

Kloz, M., Weissenborn, J., Polívka, T., Frank, H. A., Kennis, J.T.M. Spectral watermarking in Raman spectroscopy. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 14619-14628, 2016.

Balevičius, V., Abramavicius, D., Pour, A. G., Polívka, T., Hauer, J. A unified picture of S* in carotenoids. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 3347-3352, 2016.

Pinnola, A., Staleva-Musto, H., Capaldi, S., Ballottari, M., Bassi, R., Polívka, T. Electron transfer between carotenoid and chlorophyll contributes to quenching in the LHCSR1 protein from Physcomitrella patens.  BBA-Bioenergetics 1857, 1870-1878, 2016.


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. J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 12653-12663, 2015.

P. Jelínek, M. Karlický, K. Murawski,  Electric current filamentation at a non-potential magnetic null-point due to pressure perturbation, The Astrophysical Journal 812, 105, 2015.

P. Jelínek, A. K. Srivastava, K. Murawski, P. Kayshap, B.N. Dwivedi, Spectroscopic Observations and Modelling of Impulsive Alfven Waves Along a Polar Coronal Jet, Astronomy and Astrophysics 581, A131, 2015.

P. Jelínek, M. Karlický, Structured mass density slab as a waveguide of fast magnetoacoustic waves, Cent. Eur. Aphys. Bull 39 (1), 51, 2015.

Fuciman, M., Keşan, G., LaFountain, A., Frank, H.A., Polívka, T. Tuning the spectroscopic properties of aryl carotenoids by slight changes in structure. J. Phys. Chem. B. 119, 1457–1467, 2015.

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. Nat. Chem. Biol. 11, 287-291, 2015.

Kroutil, O., Chval, Z., Skelton, A. A., Předota, M. Computer Simulations of Quartz (101)–Water Interface over a Range of pH Values, J. Phys. Chem. C,119, 9274–9286, 2015.

Machesky, M. L., Předota, M.,  Ridley, M. K., Wesolowski, D. J.: Constrained Surface Complexation Modeling: Rutile in RbCl, NaCl, and NaCF3SO3 Media to 250 °C, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 15204–15215, 2015.

Ptacek, L., Machlica, L., Linhart, P., Jaska, P., Muller, L.: Automatic Recognition of Bird Individual on the Open Set using as-is Recordings. Bioacoustic Journal, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2015.1089524.

A. Majumdar, S.Ch. Das, V. Stranak, R. Hippler, Electronic Bond Structure of Carbon Nitride Thin Film Deposited by HiPIMS and dc Magnetron Plasma. J. Coat. Sci. Technol. 2, (2015), 28-37.

J. Alami, V. Stranak, A-P. Herrendorf, Z. Hubicka, R. Hippler, Design of magnetic field configuration for controlled discharge properties in highly ionized plasma, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24 (2015) 045016.

P. Dytrych, P. Kluson, O. Solcova, S. Kment, V. Stranak, M. Cada, Z. Hubicka, Shape selective photoinduced electrochemical behavior of thin ZnO layers prepared by surfatron, Thin Solid Films 597, (2015), 131.

Staleva, H., Zeeshan, M., Chábera, P., Partali, V., Sliwka, H.R., Polívka, T. Ultrafast dynamics of long homologs of carotenoid zeaxanthin. J. Phys. Chem. A, 119, 11304-11312, 2015.


Durchan, M., Keşan, 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. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1837, 1748-1755, 2014.

Polívka, T., Hofmann, E. Structure-function relationship in peridinin-chlorophyll proteins. In: The Structural Basis of Biological Energy Generation (ed. M. F. Hohmann-Marriott). Vol. 39 of the series Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. p. 39-58, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2014.

Polívka, T., Frank, H. A. Spectroscopic investigation of carotenoids involved in nonphotochemical quenching. In: Nonphotochemical Quenching and Energy Dissipation in Plants, Algae and Cyanobacteria (ed. B. Demmig-Adams). Vol. 40 of the series Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. p. 203-227, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2014.

H. Mészárosová, M. Karlický, P. Jelínek, J. Rybák, Magnetoacoustic waves propagating along a dense slab and Harris current sheet and their wavelet spectra, The Astrophysical Journal 788, 44, 2014.

S. Parez, M. Předota, and M. Machesky: “Dielectric Properties of Water at Rutile and Graphite Surfaces: Effect of Molecular Structure”, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 4818-4834 (2014).


M. Karlický, H. Mészárosová,  P. Jelínek, Radio fiber bursts and fast magnetoacoustic wave trains, Astronomy and Astrophysics 550, A1, 2013.

P. Jelínek, K. Murawski, Numerical simulations of magnetoacoustic-gravity waves in the solar coronal curved magnetic field lines structure, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 435, 2347-2354, 2013.

Fuciman, M., Durchan, M., Šlouf, V., Keşan, G., Polívka, T.: Excited-state dynamics of astaxanthin aggregates. Chem. Phys. Lett. 568-569: 21-25, 2013.

M. Lísal, M. Předota and J. K. Brennan: “Molecular-Level Simulations of Chemical Reaction Equilibrium and Diffusion in Slit and Cylindrical Nanopores: Model Dimerization Reactions”, Mol. Sim. 39, 1103–1120, (2013).

M. Předota, M. L. Machesky, D. J. Wesolowski, and P. T. Cummings: “Electric Double Layer at the Rutile (110) Surface. 4. Effect of Temperature and pH on the Adsorption and Dynamics of Ions”, J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 22852-22866 (2013).

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, Photosynth. Res. NOV 2013, 117 SI, 257-265.

Šlouf V., Fuciman M., Dulebo A., Kaftan D., Koblížek M., Frank H.A., Polívka T.: Carotenoid Charge Transfer States and Their Role in Energy Transfer Processes in LH1-RC Complexes from Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophs, J. Phys. Chem. B SEP 2013, 117 SI 10987-10999.

Kirakci K., Kubát P., Langmaier J., Polívka T., Fuciman M., Fejfarová K., Lang K.: A comparative study of the redox and excited state properties of (nBu4N)2[Mo6X14] and (nBu4N)2[Mo6X8(CF3COO)6] (X = Cl, Br, or I), Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 7224-7232.


P. Jelínek, M. Karlický, Magnetoacoustic waves in diagnostics of the flare current sheets, Astronomy and Astrophysics 537, A46, 2012.

P. Jelínek, M. Karlický, K. Murawski, Magnetoacoustic waves in a vertical flare current-sheet in a gravitationally stratified solar atmosphere, Astronomy and Astrophysics 546, A49, 2012.

Vredenberg, W., Durchan, M., Prášil, O.: The analysis of PS II photochemical aktivity using single and multi-turnover excitations. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 107: 45-54, 2012.

Durchan, M., Tichý, J., Litvin, 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. J. Phys. Chem. B 116: 8880-8889, 2012.

Durchan, M., Fuciman, M., Šlouf, V., Keşan, G., Polívka, T.: Excited-state dynamics of monomeric and aggregated carotenoid 8´-apo-β-carotenal. J. Phys. Chem. A 116: 12330-12338, 2012.

S. Pařez and M. Předota: “Determination of Distance-dependent Viscosity of Mixtures in Parallel Slabs using Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 3640-3650 (2012).

I. Romancová, Z. Chval and M. Předota: “Influence of the Environment on the Specificity of the Mg(II) Binding to Uracil”, J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 1786−1793 (2012).

M. Kabeláč, O. Kroutil, M. Předota, F. Lankaš and M. Šíp: “Influence of a Charged Graphene Surface on the Orientation and Conformation of Covalently Attached Oligonucleotides: A Molecular Dynamics Study”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 4217–4229 (2012).

D. J. Wesolowski, J. O. Sofo, A. V. Bandura, Z. Zhang, E. Mamontov, M. Předota, N. Kumar, J. D. Kubicki, P. R. C. Kent, L. Vlcek, M. L. Machesky, P. A. Fenter, P. T. Cummings, L. M. Anovitz, A. Skelton, J. Rosenqvist: “The Rutile (110)-Water Interface: A comment on “Structure and Dynamics of Liquid Water on Rutile TiO2(110)” by L.-M. Liu, C. Zhang, G. Thornton and A. Michaelides”, Phys. Rev. B 85, 167401 (2012).

Dall’Osto L., Holt N.E., Kaligotla S., Fuciman M., Cazzaniga S., Carbonera D., Frank H.A., Alric J., Bassi R.: Zeaxanthin Protects Plant Photosynthesis by Modulating Chlorophyll Triplet Yield in Specific Light-harvesting Antenna Subunits, J. Biol. Chem. DEC 2012, 287, 41820-41834.

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, J. Phys. Chem. B MAR 2012, 116, 3834-3849.

Maiuri M., Polli D., Brida D., Lueer L., LaFountain A.M., Fuciman M., Cogdell R.J., Frank H.A., Cerullo G.: Solvent-dependent activation of intermediate excited states in the energy relaxation pathways of spheroidene, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 6312-6319.

V. Šlouf, P. Chábera, J.D. Olsen, E.C. Martin, P. Qian, C.N. Hunter, T. Polívka. Photoprotection in a purple phototrophic bacterium mediated by oxygen-dependent alteration of carotenoid excited-state properties. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 8570–8575, 2012.


M. Karlický, P. Jelínek, H. Mészárosová, Magnetoacoustic waves in the narrowband dm-spikes sources, Astronomy and Astrophysics 529, A96, 2011.

P. Jelínek, G. Hensler, The Collisions of High Velocity Clouds with Galactic Halo, Comp. Phys. Commun. 182, 1784-1789, 2011.

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. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1807: 30-35, 2011.

M. Machesky, D. Wesolowski, J. Rosenqvist, M. Předota, L. Vlcek, M. Ridley, V. Kohli, Z. Zhang, P. Fenter, P. Cummings, S. Lvov, M. Fedkin, V. Rodriguez-Santiago, J. Kubicki, and A. Bandura: “Comparison of Cation Adsorption by Isostructural Rutile and Cassiterite”, Langmuir 27, 4585–4593 (2011).

Niedźwiedzki D., Fuciman M., Kobayashi M., Frank H.A., Blankenship R.E.: Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy of the light-harvesting complex 2 (LH2) from the photosynthetic bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum, Photosynth. Res. OCT 2011, 110, 49-60.

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, Inorg. Chem. AUG 2011, 50, 7511-7523.

Niedźwiedzki D.M., Fuciman M., Frank H.A., Blankenship R.E.: Energy transfer in an LH4-like light harvesting complex from the aerobic purple photosynthetic bacterium Roseobacter denitrificans, BBA-Bioenergetics MAY 2011, 1807, 518-528.

Fuciman M., Enriquez M.M., Kaligotla S., Niedźwiedzki D.M., Kajikawa T., Aoki K., Katsumura S., Frank H.A.: Singlet and Triplet State Spectra and Dynamics of Structurally Modified Peridinins, J. Phys. Chem. B APR 2011, 115, 4436-4445.

Zhang Y., LaFountain A.M., Magdaong N., Fuciman M., Allen J.P., Frank H.A., Rusling J.F.: Thin Film Voltammetry of Wild Type and Mutant Reaction Center Proteins from Photosynthetic Bacteria, J. Phys. Chem. B MAR 2011, 115, 3226-3232.

Kubát P., Šebera J., Záliš S., Langmaier J., Fuciman M., Polívka T., Lang K.: Charge transfer in porphyrin-calixarene complexes: ultrafast kinetics, cyclic voltammetry, and DFT calculations, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 6916-6923.

V. Šlouf, S.P. Balashov, J.K. Lanyi, T. Pullerits, T. Polívka. Carotenoid response to retinal excitation and photoisomerization dynamics in xanthorhodopsin. Chem. Phys. Lett. 516, 96–101, 2011.


P. Jelínek, M. Karlický, Impulsively Generated Wave Trains in a Solar Coronal Loop, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 38, No. (9), 2243-2248, 2010.

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. J. Phys. Chem. B 114: 9275-9282, 2010.

M. Předota, I. Nezbeda, and S. Pařez: “Coarse-grained potential for interaction with a spherical colloidal particle and planar wall”, Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 75, 527-545 (2010).

Fuciman M., Chábera P., Župčanová A., Hříbek P., Arellano J.B., Vácha F., Pšenčík J., Polívka T.: Excited state properties of aryl carotenoids, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2010, 12, 3112-3120.

Enriquez M.M., Fuciman M., LaFountain A.M., Wagner N.L., Birge R.R., Frank H.A.: The Intramolecular Charge Transfer State in Carbonyl-Containing Polyenes and Carotenoids, J. Phys. Chem. B OCT 2010, 114, 12416-12426.

Chábera P., Fuciman M., Naqvi K.R., Polívka T.: Ultrafast dynamics of hydrophilic carbonyl carotenoids - Relation between structure and excited-state properties in polar solvents, Chem. Phys. JUL 2010, 373, 56-64.

Enriquez M.M., LaFountain A.M., Budarz J., Fuciman M., Gibson G.N., Frank H.A.: Direct determination of the excited state energies of the xanthophylls diadinoxanthin and diatoxanthin from Phaeodactylum tricornutum, Chem. Phys. Lett. JUN 2010, 493, 353-357.


P. Jelínek, M. Karlický, Computational Study of Impulsively Generated Waves in a Solar Coronal Loop, Eur. Phys. J. D 54, 305-311, 2009.

P. Bartoš, J. Blažek, P. Jelínek, P. Špatenka, Hybrid Computer Simulations: Electrical Charging of Dust Particles in Low-Temperature Plasma, Eur. Phys. J. D 54, 319-323, 2009.

Pavlovič, A., Demko, V., Durchan, M., Hudák, J.: Feeding with aminolevulinic acid increased chlorophyll content in Norway spruce (Picea abies) in the dark. Photosynthetica 47: 631-634, 2009.

Pavlovič, A., Slováková, Ľ., Demko, V., Durchan, M., Mikulová, K., Hudák, J.: Chlorophyll biosynthesis and chloroplast development in etiolated seedlings of Ginkgo biloba L. Photosynthetica 47: 510-516, 2009.

Vredenberg, W., Durchan, M., Prášil, O.: Photochemical and photoelectrochemical quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence in photosystem II. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1787: 1468-1478, 2009.

Chábera P., Fuciman M., Hříbek P., Polívka T.: Effect of carotenoid structure on excited-state dynamics of carbonyl carotenoids, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2009, 11, 8795-8803.

1996 - 2008

Polívka, T., Pšenčík, J., Kroh, P., Engst, D., 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. 291, 111, 1996.

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. 291, 103, 1996.

Kroh, P., Pšenčík, J., Polívka, T., Engst, D., Hála, J.: Laser induced hole filling in bacteriochlorophyll d monomers and aggregates of  green sulphur photosynthetic bacteria antennae, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 291, 201, 1996

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. Lum. 72-74, 600, 1997.

Kroh, P., Pšenčík, J., Polívka, T., Engst, D., Hála, J. Hole-burning spectroscopy of photosynthetically active pigments of green sulfur bacteria. J. Lum. 72-74, 593, 1997.

Engst, D., Kroh, P., Polívka, T., Pšenčík, J., Nedbal. L. Low temperature spectroscopy of algae affected by UV-B stress: Absorption and fluorescence hole-burning. J. Lum. 72-74, 587, 1997.

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, 7057, 1998.

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 sulphur bacterium Chlorobium tepidum. J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 4392, 1998.

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. Lum. 76-77, 322, 1998.

Polívka, T., Herek, J.L., Zigmantas, D., Åkerlund, H.-E., Sundström, V. Direct observation of the (forbidden) S1 state in carotenoids. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 96, 4914, 1999.

Herek, J.L., Fraser, N.J., Pullerits, T., Martinsson, P., Polívka, T., Scheer, H., Cogdell, R.J., Sundström, V. Mechanism of B800-B850 energy transfer in native and modified LH2 complexes of Rps. acidophila 10050. Biophys. J. 78, 2590, 2000.

Polívka, T., Pullerits, T., Herek, J.L., Sundström, V. Exciton relaxation and polaron formation in LH2 at low temperature. J. Phys. Chem. B. 104, 1088, 2000.

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, 1072-1080, 2001.

Trinkunas, G., Herek, J. L., Polívka, T., Sundström, V., Pullerits, T. Exciton delocalization probed by exciton annihilation in the light-harvesting antenna LH2. Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4167-4170, 2001.

Zigmantas, D., Polívka, T., Hiller, R. G., Yartsev, A., Sundström, V. Spectroscopic properties of the peridinin lowest singlet excited state. J. Phys. Chem. A. 105, 10296-10306, 2001.

Polívka, T., Zigmantas, D., Sundström, V., Formaggio, E., Cinque, G., Bassi, R. The carotenoid S1 state in a recombinant light harvesting complex of Photosystem II. Biochemistry 41, 439-450, 2002.

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, 4127-4136, 2002.

Billsten, H. H., Zigmantas, D., Sundström, V., Polívka, T. Dynamics of vibrational relaxation in the S1 state of carotenoids having 11 conjugated C=C bonds. Chem. Phys. Lett. 355, 465-470, 2002.

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, 4922-4932, 2002.

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, 11016-11025, 2002.

Ghanem, R., Xu, J., 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 anchored to nanoparticle TiO2. Inorg. Chem. 41, 6258-6266, 2002.

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, 13949-13957, 2002.

Zigmantas, D., Hiller, R. G., Sundström, V., Polívka, 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, 16760-16765, 2002.

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, 5339-5348, 2003.

Billsten, H. H., Bhosale, P., Yemelyanov, A., Bernstein, P. S., Polívka, T. Photophysical properties of xanthophylls in carotenoproteins from human retina. Photochem. Photobiol. 78, 138-145, 2003.

Papagiannakis, E., van Stokkum, I.H.M., van Grondelle, R., Niedermann, R.A., Zigmantas, D., Sundström, V., Polívka, T. Near-infrared transitent 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, 11216-11223, 2003.

Polívka, T., Sundström, V. Ultrafast dynamics of carotenoid excited states. From solution to natural and artificial systems. Chem. Rev. 104, 2021-2072, 2004.

Andersson, J., Puntoriero, F., Serroni, S., Yartsev, A., Pascher, T., Polívka, T., Campagna, S., Sundström, V. Ultrafast singlet energy transfer competes with intersystem crossing in a multi-center transition metal polypyridine complex. Chem. Phys. Lett. 386, 336-341, 2004.

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, 3066-3067, 2004.

Zigmantas, D., Hiller, R. G., Sharples, F. P., Frank, H. A., Sundström, V., Polívka, T. Effect of conjugated carbonyl group on photophysical properties of carotenoids. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.6, 3009-3016, 2004.

Herek, J. L., Wendling, M., He, Z., Polívka, T., Garcia-Asua, G., Cogdell, R. J., Hunter, C. N., van Grondelle, R., Sundström, V., Pullerits, T. Ultrafast carotenoid band shifts: Experiment and theory. J. Phys. Chem. B. 108, 10398-10403, 2004.

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

Andersson, J., Puntoriero, F., Serroni, S., Yartsev, A., Pascher, T., Polívka, T., Campagna, S., Sundström, V. New Paradigm of Transition Metal Polypyridine Complex Photochemistry. Faraday Discussions 127, 295-305, 2004.

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, 15398-15407, 2004.

Sjödin, M., Ghanem, R., Polívka, 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, 4851-4858, 2004.

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, 205-210, 2005.

Billsten, H. H., Sundström, V., Polívka, T., Self-assembled aggregates of the carotenoid zeaxanthin. A time-resolved study of excited states. J. Phys. Chem. A 109, 1521-1529, 2005.

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, 3994-4003, 2005.

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, 3120-3127, 2005.

Billsten, H. H., Pan, J. X., Sinha, S., Pascher, T., Sundström, V., Polívka, T. Excited-state processes in the carotenoid zeaxanthin after excess energy excitation. J. Phys. Chem. A 109, 6852-6859, 2005.

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, 217-227, 2005.

Larsen, J., Brüggeman, B., Polívka, T., Sundström, V., Åkesson, E., Sly, J., Crossley, M. J. Energy transfer within Zn-porphyrin dendrimers: A study of the singlet-singlet annihilation kinetics. J. Phys. Chem. A 109, 10654-10662, 2005.

Xu, Y., Eilers, G., Borgström, M., Pan, J. X., 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 Ru(II) tris-bipyridine: an approach to mimics of the donor side of PSII. Chem. Eur. J. 109, 10654-10662, 2005.

Polívka, T., van Stokkum, I. H. M. Zigmantas, D., van Grondelle, R. Sundström, V., Hiller, R. G. Energy transfer in the major intrinsic light-harvesting complex from Amphidinium carterae. Biochemistry, 45, 8516-8526, 2006.

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, 22872-22885, 2006.

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, 5-15, 2006.

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, 467-476, 2007.

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, 111-120, 2007.

Wolpher, H., Sinha, S., Pan, J., Johansson, A., Lundqvist, M., Persson, P., Lomoth, R., Sun, L., Sundström, V., Åkermark, B., Polívka, T. Synthesis and electron transfer studies of Ru-terpyridine based dyads attached to nanostructures TiO2. Inorg. Chem. 46, 638-651, 2007.

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, 7422-7431, 2007.

Polívka, T., Pascher, T., Hiller, R. G. Energy transfer in the peridinin-chlorophyll protein complex reconstituted with mixed chlorophyll sites. Biophys. J. 94, 3198-3207, 2008.