Silbey's research involved theoretical studies of single molecule spectroscopy at low temperatures, energy and electron transfer and relaxation in molecular aggregates, and the optical and electronic properties of conjugated oligomers and polymers and the transport of charge in organic systems.

Selected Papers

"Electronic Energy Transfer and Spectral Lines in Molecular Crystals," R. Silbey, Annual Rev. Phys. Chem. 27 (1976). PDF

"Lifetime of an Emitting Molecule Near a Partially Reflecting Surface," R. R. Chance, A. Prock and R. Silbey, J. Chem. Phys. 60, 2744 (1974). PDF

"Variational Calculation of the Dynamics of a Two Level System Interacting, with a Bath," R. Silbey and R. A. Harris, J. Chem.Phys. 80, 2615 (1984). PDF DOI

"Theoretical Description of Photochemical Hole Burning in Soft Glasses," B. Jackson and R. Silbey, Chem. Phys. Lett. 99, 331 (1983). PDF

"Conformational Disorder of Conjugated Polymers: Implications for Optical Properties," S.N. Yaliraki and R. J. Silbey, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 1245 (1996). PDF DOI

"Second Order Optical Nonlinearity in Octupolar Aromatic Systems," M. Joffre, D. Yaron, R. Silbey and J. Zyss, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 5607 (1992). PDF

"Memory Effects in the Relaxation of Quantum Open Systems," A. Suarez, R. Silbey and I. Oppenheim, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 5101 (1992). PDF

"Theory of Single-Molecule Spectroscopy: Beyond the Ensemble Average," E. Barkai, Y. Jung, R. Silbey, Ann. Rev Phys. Chem. 55, 457-507 (2004). PDF

"Molecular Fluorescence and Energy Transfer Near Interfaces," R. Chance, A. Prock and R. Silbey, Adv. in Chem. Phys. 37, 1 (2007). DOI

Robert Silbey