Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Wyoming - Department of Physics and Astronomy Dahnovsky, Yuri
Assistant Professor
Adjunct Prof. - Chemistry Department

Office Phone: (307) 766-6518
Fax : (307) 766-2652
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Dr. Dahnovsky is currently a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry.  Dr. Dahnovsky was a Research Scientist at the Institute of Chemical Physics at the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow,  the University of California at Santa Barbara; a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Antioqua, and Northwestern University.
Research interests are biological electron transfer reactions, molecular electronic devices, nonlinear optical properties of quantum heterostructures, dissipation of energy in large molecules, physics of glasses, femtosecond processes, photon-assisted tunneling, and other aspects of Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, and Biophysics. 
     Recent publications are:

J. D. Bodyfelt and Yuri Dahnovsky, Coherent and incoherent photo-assisted electron tunneling in optoelectronic molecular devices in soft solids, Phys. Rev. B (submitted) (2000).

J. L. Cash and Yuri Dahnovsky, Driven electron transfer in an environment with slow and fast degrees of freedom, Phys. Rev. E (submitted) (2000).

D. A. Tibbets and Yuri Dakhnovskii, Electron transfer via a polar medium: Modulation and solvation. Journ. Chem. Phys. 112, 5893 (2000).

Yu.I.Dakhnovskii, Electron transfer in a slow relaxation bath: Fast and slow degrees of freedom: Application to primary electron transfer in photosynthetic bacteria. Journal of Chem. Phys. 111, 5418 (1999).

M. J. Hornbach and Yu.I.Dakhnovskii, Electron transfer in a slow bath: Coherence and non-exponential kinetics, Journal of Chem. Phys. 111, 5073 (1999).