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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Ivelina Zaharieva

Ivelina Zaharieva

Department of Physics

Institute of Experimental Physics

Biophysics and Photosynthesis

Arnimallee 14
Room 0.2.09
14195 Berlin

List of publications

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Articles in peer reviewed journals

  1. Pasquini, C., Liu, S., Chernev, P., Gonzalez-Flores, D., Mohammadi, M. R., Kubella, P., Jiang, S., Loos, S., Klingan, K., Sikolenko, V., Mebs, S., Haumann, M., Beyer, P., D’Amario, L., Smith, R. D. L., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H. (2021) Operando tracking of oxidation-state changes by coupling electrochemistry with time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy demonstrated for water oxidation by a cobalt-based catalyst film. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. doi: 10.1007/s00216-021-03515-0
  2. Menezes, P.W., Walter, C., Chakraborty, B., Hausmann, J.N., Zaharieva, I., Frick, A., Hauff, E., Dau, H., Driess, M. (2021) Combination of highly efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation with selective oxygenation of organic substrates using manganese borophosphates. Adv. Mater. doi: 10.1002/adma.202004098
  3. Chernev, P., Fischer, S., Hoffmann, J., Oliver, N., Assunção, R., Yu, B., Burnap, R., Zaharieva, I., Nürnberg, D., Haumann, M., Dau, H. (2020) Light-driven formation of manganese oxide by today's photosystem II supports evolutionarily ancient manganese-oxidizing photosynthesis. Nature communications 11, 6110. doi: 0.1038/s41467-020-19852-0
  4. Mohammadi, M.R., Loos, S., Chernev, P., Pasquini, C., Zaharieva, I., González-Flores, D., Kubella, P., Klingan, K., Smith, R.D.L., Dau, H. (2020) Exploring the limits of self-repair in cobalt oxide films for electrocatalytic water oxidation. ACS Catal. 10, 7990–7999. doi: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01944
  5. Beltrán-Suito, R., Forstner, V., Hausmann, J.N., Mebs, S., Schmidt, J., Zaharieva, I., Laun, K., Zebger, I., Dau, H., Menezes, P.W., Driess, M. (2020) A soft molecular 2Fe–2As precursor approach to the synthesis of nanostructured FeAs for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation. Chem Sci. 43, 11834-11842. doi: 10.1039/d0sc04384b
  6. Pasquini, C., D'Amario, L., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H. (2020) Operando Raman spectroscopy tracks oxidation-state changes in an amorphous Co-oxide material for electrocatalysis of the oxygen evolution reaction. J. Chem. Phys. 152, 194202. doi: 10.1063/5.0006306
  7. Mousazadeh, Y., Mohammadi, M.R., Bagheri, R., Bikas, R., Chernev, P., Song, Zh., Lis, T., Siczek, M., Noshiranzadeh, N., Mebs, S., Dau, H., Zaharieva, I., Najafpour, M.M. (2020) A synthetic manganese-calcium cluster similar to the catalyst of Photosystem II: Challenges for biomimetic water oxidation. Dalton Trans. 49, 5597-5605. doi: 10.1039/d0dt00536c
  8. Najafpour, M.M., Zaharieva, I., Zand, Z., Hosseini, S.M., Kouzmanova, M., Hołyńska, M., Tranca, I., Larkum, A.W., Shen, J.-R., Allakhverdiev, S.I. Water-oxidizing complex in Photosystem II: Its structure and relation to manganese-oxide based catalysts. (2020) Coord. Chem. Rev. 409, 213183 doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2020.213183
  9. Indra, A., Menezes, P.W., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H., Driess, M. (2020) Detecting structural transformation of cobalt phosphonate to active bifunctional catalysts for electrochemical water-splitting. J. Mater. Chem. A 8, 2637-2643. doi: 10.1039/c9ta09775a
  10. Melder, J., Bogdanoff, P., Zaharieva, I., Fiechter, S., Dau, H., Kurz, P. (2020) Water-oxidation electrocatalysis by manganese oxides: Syntheses, electrode preparations, electrolytes and two fundamental questions. Z. Phys. Chem. 234, 925-978. doi: 10.1515/zpch-2019-1491
  11. *Abrashev, M.V., Chernev, P., Kubella, P., Mohammadi, M.R., Pasquini, C., Dau, H., Zaharieva, I. (2019) Origin of the heat-induced improvement of catalytic activity and stability of MnOx electrocatalysts for water oxidation. J. Mater. Chem. A7, 17022-17036. doi: 10.1039/c9ta05108b
  12. Assunção, R., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H. (2019) Ammonia as a substrate-water analogue in photosynthetic water oxidation: Influence on activation barrier of the O2-formation step. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1860, 533-540. doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2019.04.005
  13. *Zaharieva, I., Dau, H. (2019) Energetics and kinetics of S-state transitions monitored by delayed chlorophyll fluorescence. Front. Plant Sci. 10, 386. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00386
  14. Loos, S., Zaharieva, I., Chernev, P., Lißner, A., Dau, H. (2019) Electromodified NiFe alloys as electrocatalysts for water oxidation: Mechanistic implications of time-resolved UV/Vis tracking of oxidation state changes. ChemSusChem 12, 1966-1976. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201802737
  15. Pasquini, C., Zaharieva, I., González-Flores, D., Chernev, P., Mohammadi, M. R., Guidoni, L., Smith, R. D. L., Dau, H. (2019) H/D isotope effects reveal factors controlling catalytic activity in Co-based oxides for water oxidation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 2938-2948. doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b10002
  16. *Menezes, P. W., Indra, A., Zaharieva, I., Walter, C., Loos, S., Hoffmann, S., Schlögl, R., Dau, H., Driess, M. (2019) Helical cobalt borophosphates master durable overall water-splitting. Energy Environ. Sci. 12, 988-999 doi: 10.1039/c8ee01669k
  17. Schuth, N., Zaharieva, I., Chernev, P., Berggren, G., Anderlund, M., Styring, S., Dau, H., Haumann, M., (2018) Kα X-ray emission spectroscopy on the photosynthetic oxygen-evolving complex supports manganese oxidation and water binding in the S3 state. Inorg. Chem. 57, 10424–10430. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01674
  18. González-Flores, D.,  Klingan, K., Chernev, P.,  Loos, S.,  Mohammadi, M. R.,  Pasquini, C.,  Kubella, P., Zaharieva, I.,  Smith, R. D. L.,  Dau, H. (2018) Nickel-iron catalysts for electrochemical water oxidation – redox synergism investigated by in situ X-ray spectroscopy with millisecond time resolution. Sustainable Energy & Fuels. 2, 1986-1994. doi: 10.1039/c8se00114f
  19. Schuth, N., Liang, Z., Schonborn, M., Kussicke, A., Assuncao, R., Zaharieva, I., Zilliges, Y., Dau, H. (2017) Inhibitory and non-inhibitory NH3 binding at the water-oxidizing manganese complex of Photosystem II suggests possible sites and a rearrangement mode of substrate water molecules. Biochemistry 56, 6240-6256. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00743
  20. Xi, L., Schwanke, C., Xiao, J., Abdi, F., Zaharieva, I., Lange, K. (2017) In situ L-edge XAS study of a manganese oxide water oxidation catalyst. J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 12003-12009. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02331
  21. *Frey, C. E., Kwok, F., Gonzales-Flores, D., Ohms, J., Cooley, K. A., Dau, H., Zaharieva, I., Walter, T. N., Simchi, H., Mohney, S. E., Kurz, P. (2017) Evaporated manganese films as a starting point for the preparation of thin-layer MnOx water-oxidation anodes. Sustainable Energy & Fuels 1, 1162-1170. doi: 10.1039/c7se00172j
  22. Natali, M., Bazzan, I., Goberna-Ferrón, S., Al-Oweini, R., Ibrahim, M., Bassil, B. S., Dau, H., Scandola, F., Galán-Mascarós, J. R., Kortz, U., Sartorel, A., Zaharieva, I., Bonchio, M. (2017) Photo-assisted water oxidation by high-nuclearity cobalt-oxo cores: tracing the catalyst fate during oxygen evolution turnover. Green Chem. 19, 2416-2426. doi: 10.1039/c7gc00052a
  23. Zaharieva, I., Dau, H., Haumann, M. (2016) Sequential and coupled proton and electron transfer events in the S2→S3 transition of photosynthetic water oxidation revealed by time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Biochemistry 55, 6996–7004. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b01078
  24. Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Rossini, E., Galstyan, A., Dau, H., Knapp, E.-W. (2016) Merging structural information from X-ray crystallography, quantum chemistry and EXAFS spectra: The oxygen evolving complex in PSII. J. Phys. Chem. B 120, 10899–10922. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b05800
  25. *Najafpour, M. M., Sedigh, D. J., Hosseini, S. M., Zaharieva, I. (2016) Treated nanolayered Mn oxide by oxidizable compounds: A strategy to improve the catalytic activity toward water oxidation. Inorg. Chem. 55, 8827–8832. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01334
  26. *Zaharieva, I., González-Flores, D., Asfari, B., Pasquini, C., Mohammadi, M.R. Klingan, K. Zizak, I., Loos, S., Chernev, P., Dau, H. (2016) Water oxidation catalysis – role of redox and structural dynamics in biological photosynthesis and inorganic manganese oxides. Energy Environ. Sci. 9, 2433-2443. doi: 10.1039/c6ee01222a
  27. Zaharieva I., Chernev, P., Berggren, G., Anderlund, M., Styring, S., Dau, H., Haumann, M. (2016) Room-temperature energy-sampling Kβ X-ray emission spectroscopy on the Mn4Ca complex of photosynthesis reveals three manganese-centered oxidation steps and suggests a coordination change prior to O2 formation. Biochemistry 55, 4197–4211. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b00491
  28. González-Flores, D., Zaharieva, I., Heidkamp, J., Chernev, P., Martínez Moreno, E., Pasquini, C., Mohammadi, M. R., Klingan, K., Gernet, U., Fischer, A., Dau, H. (2016) Electrosynthesis of biomimetic manganese-calcium oxides for water-oxidation catalysis – atomic structure and functionality for variation of the calcium content. ChemSusChem 9, 379-387. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201501399
  29. Mattioli, G., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H., Guidoni, L. (2015) Atomistic texture of amorphous manganese oxides for electrochemical water splitting revealed by ab initio calculations combined with X-ray spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 10254-10267. doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b05174
  30. Guiet, A., Göbel, C., Klingan, K., Lublow, M., Reier, T., Vainio, U., Krähnert, R., Schlaad, H., Strasser, P., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H., Driess, M., Polte, J., Fischer, A. (2015) Hydrophobic nanoreactor templating – A supramolecular approach to yolk@shell materials. Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 6228-6240. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201502388
  31. Fominykh, K., Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Sicklinger, J., Stefanic, G., Döblinger, M., Müller, A., Pokharel, A., Böcklein, S., Scheu, C., Bein, T., Fattakhova-Rohlfing, D. (2015) Iron-doped nickel oxide nanocrystals as highly efficient electrocatalysts for alkaline water splitting. ACS Nano 9, 5180–5188. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00520
  32. Prashanth, W. M., Indra, A., González-Flores, D., Sahraie, N. R., Zaharieva, I., Schwarze, M., Strasser, P., Dau, H., Driess, M. (2015) High-performance oxygen redox catalysis with multifunctional cobalt oxide nanochains: morphology dependent activity. ASC Catal. 5, 2017-2027. doi: 10.1021/cs501724v
  33. Risch, M., Ringleb, F., Kohlhoff, M., Bogdanoff, P., Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H. (2015) Water oxidation by amorphous cobalt-based oxides: in-situ tracking of redox transitions and mode of catalysis. Energy Environ. Sci. 8, 661-674. doi: 10.1039/c4ee03004d
  34. González-Flores, D., Sánchez, I., Zaharieva, I., Klingan, K., Heidkamp, J., Chernev, P., Menezes, P. W., Driess, M., Dau, H., Montero, M. L. (2015) Heterogeneous water-oxidation: surface activity versus amorphisation activation in cobalt phosphate catalysts. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 2472-2476. doi: 10.1002/anie.201409333
  35. *Lee, S. Y., González Flores, D., Ohms, J., Trost, T., Dau, H., Zaharieva, I., Kurz, P. (2014) Screen-printed Ca-birnessite electrodes for water oxidation at neutral pH and an „electrochemical Harriman series”. ChemSusChem 7, 3442-3451. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201402533
  36. *Najafpour, M., Moghaddam, A., Dau, H., Zaharieva, I.(2014) Fragments of layered manganese oxide are the real water-oxidation catalyst after transformation of molecular precursor on clay. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 7245–7248. doi: 10.1021/ja5028716
  37. *Shevchenko, D., Anderlund, M. F., Styring, S., Dau, H., Zaharieva, I., Thapper, A. (2014) Water oxidation by manganese oxides formed from tetranuclear precursor complexes: The influence of phosphate on structure and activity. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 11965-11975. doi: 10.1039/c3cp55125c
  38. Klingan, K., Ringleb, F., Zaharieva, I., Heidkamp, J., Chernev, P., Gonzalez-Flores, D., Risch, M., Fischer, A., Dau, H. (2014) Water oxidation by amorphous cobalt-based oxides: Volume activity and proton transfer to electrolyte bases. ChemSusChem. 7, 1301-1310. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201301019
  39. Schöler, A., Zaharieva, I., Zimmermann, S., Wiechen, M., Manke, A.-M., Kurz, P., Plieth, C., Dau, H. (2014) Biogenic manganese-calcium oxides on the cell walls of the algae Chara corallina: elemental composition, atomic structure and water-oxidation catalysis. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 780-790. doi: 10.1002/ejic.201300697
  40. Indra, A., Menezes, P. W., Zaharieva, I., Baktash, E., Pfrommer, J., Schwarze, M., Dau, H., Driess M. (2013) Active mixed-valent MnOx water oxidation catalysts through partial oxidation (“corrosion”) of nanostructured MnO-particles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 13206–13210. doi: 10.1002/anie.201307543
  41. *Baktash, E., Zaharieva, I., Schröder, M., Goebel, C., Dau, H., Thomas, A. (2013) Cyanamide route to calcium-manganese oxide foams for water oxidation. Dalton Trans. 42,16920-16929. doi: 10.1039/c3dt51693h
  42. *Bergmann, A., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H., Strasser, P. (2013) Electrochemical water splitting by layered and 3D cross-linked manganese oxides: correlating structural motifs and catalytic activity. Energy Environ. Sci. 6, 2745-2755. doi:  10.1039/c3ee41194j
  43. Kundu, S., Pfaff, F. F., Miceli, E., Zaharieva, I., Herwig, C. Yao, S., Farquhar, E., Kuhlmann, U., Bill, E., Hildebrandt, P., Dau, H., Driess, M., Limberg, C., Ray, K. (2013) A high–valent mixed metal [CuIII(µ–O)2NiIII]2+ core with nucleophilic  oxo groups. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 5622–5626. doi: 10.1002/anie.201300861
  44. Geshev, J., Gündel, A., Zaharieva,I., Schmidt, J. E. (2012) Edge atoms effects on the perpendicular anisotropy of ultrathin magnetic layers. Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 132407-132407-4. doi: 10.1063/1.4754621
  45. Goltsev,V., Zaharieva, I., Chernev, P., Kouzmanova, M., Kalaji, H. M., Yordanov, I., Krasteva, V., Alexandrov, V., Stefanov, D., Allakhverdiev, S. I., Strasser, R. J. (2012) Drought-induced modifications of photosynthetic electron transport in intact leaves: analysis and use of neural networks as a tool for a rapid non-invasive estimation. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1817, 1490-1498. doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2012.04.018
  46. Wiechen, M., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H., Kurz, P. (2012) Layered manganese oxides for water-oxidation: Alkaline earth cations influence catalytic activity in a Photosystem II-like fashion. Chem. Sci.3, 2330-2339. doi: 10.1039/c2sc20226c
  47. *Zaharieva, I., Chernev, P., Risch, M., Klingan, K., Kohlhoff, M., Fischer, A., Dau, H. (2012) Electrosynthesis, functional, and structural characterization of a water-oxidizing manganese oxide. Energy Environ. Sci. 5, 7081-7089. doi: 10.1039/c2ee21191b
  48. *Risch, M., Shevchenko, D., Anderlund, M. F., Styring, S., Heidkamp, J., Lange, K. M., Thapper, A., Zaharieva, I.(2012) Atomic structure of cobalt-oxide nanoparticles active in light-driven catalysis of water oxidation. Int. J. Hydr. Energy. 37, 8878-8888. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.01.138
  49. Dau, H., Zaharieva, I., Haumann, M. (2012) Recent developments in research on water oxidation by photosystem II. Curr. Op. Chem. Biol. 16, 3-10. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.02.011
  50. Risch, M., Klingan, K., Ringleb, F., Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Fischer, A., Dau, H. (2012) Water oxidation by electro-deposited cobalt oxides - Role of anions and redox-inert cations for structure and function of the amorphous catalyst. ChemSusChem, 5, 542-549. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201100574
  51. Dilbeck, P. L., Hwang, H. J., Zaharieva, I., Gerencser, L., Dau, H., Burnap, R. L. (2012) The mutation D1-D61N in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 allows the observation of pH-sensitive intermediates in the formation and release of O2 from Photosystem II. Biochemistry, 51, 1079–1091. doi: 10.1021/bi201659f
  52. Risch, M., Klingan, K., Heidkamp, J., Ehrenberg, D., Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H., (2011) Nickel-oxido structure of a water-oxidizing catalyst film. Chem. Comm. 47, 11912-11914. doi: 10.1039/c1cc15072c
  53. Zaharieva, I., Wichmann, J. M., Dau, H. (2011) Thermodynamic limitations of photosynthetic water oxidation at high proton concentrations. J. Biol. Chem. 286, 18222-18228. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.237941
  54. Zaharieva, I., Najafpour, M.M., Wiechen, M., Haumann, M., Kurz, P., Dau, H. (2011) Synthetic manganese-calcium oxides mimic the water-oxidizing complex of photosynthesis functionally and structurally. Energy Environ. Sci. 4, 2400-2408. doi: 10.1039/c0ee00815j
  55. Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H., Haumann, M. (2011) Carboxylate shifts steer interquinone electron transfer in photosynthesis. J. Biol. Chem. 286, 5368-5374. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.202879
  56. Dau, H., Zaharieva, I.(2009) Principles, efficiency and blueprint character of solar-energy conversion in photosynthetic water-oxidation. Accounts Chem. Res. 42, 1861-1870. doi: 10.1021/ar900225y
  57. Risch, M., Khare, V., Zaharieva, I., Gerencser, L., Chernev, P., Dau, H. (2009) Cobalt-oxo core of a water-oxidizing catalyst film. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6936-6937. doi: 10.1021/ja902121f
  58. Goltsev, V., Zaharieva, I., Chernev, P., Strasser, R.J. (2009) Delayed fluorescence in photosynthesis. Photosynth. Res. 101, 217 – 232. doi: 10.1007/s11120-009-9451-1
  59. Goltsev, V., Zaharieva, I., Chernev, P., Strasser, R.J. (2009) Delayed chlorophyll fluorescence as a monitor for physiological state of photosynthetic apparatus. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment 23, 542-457. doi: 10.1080/13102818.2009.10818461
  60. Gurmanova, M. Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Goltsev, V. (2009) Kinetic model of electron-transport reactions in thylakoid membranes determining chlorophyll fluorescence transients. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment 23, 621-626. doi: 10.1080/13102818.2009.10818501
  61. Haumann, M., Grundmeier, A., Zaharieva, I., Dau, H. (2008) Photosynthetic water oxidation at elevated dioxygen partial pressure monitored by time-resolved X-ray absorption measurements. Prog. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 17384–17389. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0802596105
  62. Yordanov, I., Goltsev, V., Stefanov, D., Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Kirova, M., Gecheva, V., Strasser, R.J. (2008) Preservation of photosynthetic electron transport from senescence-induced inactivation in primary leaves after decapitation and defoliation of bean plants. J. Plant. Physiol. 165, 1954-1963. doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2008.05.003
  63. Chernev, P., Goltsev, V., Zaharieva, I., Strasser, R. J. (2006) A highly restricted model approach quantifying structural and functional parameters of Photosystem II probed by the chlorophyll a fluorescence rise. Ecological Engineering and Environment Protection Journal. 5, 19-29.
  64. Goltsev, V., Chernev, P., Zaharieva, I., Lambrev, P. and Strasser, R. J. (2005) Kinetics of delayed chlorophyll a fluorescence registered in milliseconds time range. Photosynth. Res. 84, 209-215. doi: 10.1007/s11120-004-6432-2
  65. Parvanova, D., Popova, A., Zaharieva, I., Lambrev, P., Konstantinova, T., Tanеva, S., Atanassov, A., Goltsev, V. and Djilianov, D. (2004) Low temperature tolerance of tobacco plants transformed to accumulate proline, fructans, or glycine betaine. Variable chlorophyll fluorescence evidence. Photosynthetica 42, 179-185. doi: 10.1023/b:phot.0000040588.31318.0f
  66. Zahareiva, I.and Goltsev, V. (2003) Advances on photosystem II investigation by measurement of delayed chlorophyll fluorescence by a phosphoroscopic method. Photochem. Photobiol. 77, 292-298. doi: 10.1562/0031-8655(2003)0770292aopiib2.0.co2
  67. Goltsev, V., Zaharieva, I., Lambrev, P., Yordanov, I. and Strasser, R. (2003) Simultaneous analysis of prompt and delayed chlorophyll a fluorescence in leaves during the induction period of dark to light adaptation. J. Theor. Biol. 225, 171-183. doi:10.1016/s0022-5193(03)00236-4
  68. Zaharieva, I., Taneva, S. G. and Goltsev, V. (2001) Effect of temperature on the luminescent characteristics in leaves of Arabidopsis mutants with decreased unsaturation of the membrane lipids. Bulg. J. Plant Physiol. 27, 3-19. semantic scholar
  69. Zaharieva, I., Taneva, S. and Goltsev V. (1999) Effect of PS II antennae size on the induction kinetics of prompt and delayed chlorophyll fluorescence. Bulg. J. Plant Physiol. 25, 17-30. semantic scholar
  70. Dobrikova, A., Tuparev, N. Krasteva, I., Busheva, M. and Velitchkova, M. (1997) Artificial alterations of fluidity of pea thylakoid membranes and its effect on energy distribution between both photosystems, Z. Naturforsch. 52c, 475-480. doi: 10.1515/znc-1997-7-809 


Published contributions to academic conferences

  1. Zaharieva I, Grabolle M, Chernev P, and Dau H (2013) Water oxidation in photosystem II: Energetics and kinetics of intermediates formation in S2->S3 and S3‑>S0 transitions monitored by delayed chlorophyll fluorescence. In: Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future; Advanced Topics in Science and Technology inChina, Vol. 49, pp. 234-238. SpringerBerlinHeidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-32033-0. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-32034-7_49
  2. Goltsev V, Gurmanova M, Kouzmanova M, Yordanov I, Qiang S, Pentland A, Wilson N, Chen S, Zaharieva I, and Strasser R J (2013) Analysis of dark drops, dark-induced changes in chlorophyll fluorescence during the recording of the OJIP transient. In: Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future; Advanced Topics in Science and Technology inChina, Vol. 37, pp. 179-183. SpringerBerlinHeidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-32033-0. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-32034-7_37
  3. Chernev P, Zaharieva I, Dau H, and Haumann M (2013) Coordination changes of carboxyl ligands at the QAFeQB triad in photosynthetic reaction centers studied by density-function theory. In: Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future; Advanced Topics in Science and Technology inChina, Vol. 21, pp. 95-101. SpringerBerlinHeidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-32033-0. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-32034-7_21
  4. Zaharieva I, Chernev P, Risch M, Gerencser L, Berggren G, Shevchenko D, Anderlund M, Weng T C, Haumann M, and Dau H (2009) Towards a comprehensive X-ray approach for studying the photosynthetic manganese complex—XANES, Kα/Kβ/Κβ−satellite emission lines, RIXS, and comparative computational approaches for selected model complexes. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 190 (2009) 012142. 14th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS14). doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/190/1/012142
  5.  Risch M, Ringleb F, Khare V, Chernev P, Zaharieva I, and Dau H (2009) Characterisation of a water-oxidizing Co-film by XAFS. Journal of Physics:Conference Series 190 (2009) 012167. 14th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS14). doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/190/1/012167
  6. Goltsev V., Tsimilli-Michael M., Chernev P., Zaharieva I., Kouzmanova M., Strasser R.J. (2008) Electromagnetic frequency spectra of samples placed in a coil that senses the electromagnetic background field: Application for leaves, chloroplasts and mole-cules useful in photosynthesis. In.: J.F. Allen, E. Gantt, J.H. Golbeck & B. Osmond (eds.), Photosynthesis. Energy from the Sun: 14th International Congress on Photosynthesis, Springer,Dordrecht, pp. 591–595. Springer link
  7. Yordanov,I., Goltsev, V., Chernev, P., Zaharieva,I., Stefanov, D., and Strasser, R. (2008) Modulated sink-source interactions preserve the PSII electron transport from senescence-induced inactivation in model system with expanded life span induced by decapitation of bean plants. In: J. Allen, E. Gantt, J.Golbeck & B. Osmond (eds.), Photosynthesis. Energy from the Sun: 14th International Congress on Photosynthesis, Springer,Dordrecht, pp. 675–679. Springer link
  8. Goltsev, V., Zaharieva, I., Chernev, P., Lambrev, P. and R. J. Strasser (2005) Origin of kinetic components of millisecond delayed chlorophyll fluorescence. In: van der Est, A. and Bruce, D. (eds.), Photosynthesis: Fundamental Aspects to Global Perspectives. Proceedings of XIII International Congress on Photosynthesis. 29 August –3 September 2004, Montreal, Canada. International Society of Photosynthesis, pp. 211-213.
  9. Javorova, J., Alexandrov, V., Stanulov, K., Zaharieva, I.and Chelu, P. (2005) Effect of fluid inertia on the stability of journal bearing. In: Ivkovic, B. (ed.), Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Tribology and 9th Yugoslav Conference on Tribology, 15-18 June 2005. Univ, Kragujevac & Yugoslav TribologySociety, Serbia &Montenegro, pp. 521-525. Semantic scholar
  10. Zaharieva, I., Goltsev, V., Chernev, P. and Strasser, R. (2004) Temperature effects on parameters of millisecond delayed chlorophyll fluorescence – A mathematical model. In: Zrimec, M., Zrimec, A., Drobne, D. and Milani, M. (eds.), Weak Photon Emission from Living Tissues: Delayed Luminescence – Facts & Perspectives. Institute ofPhysical Biology,Grosuplje,Slovenia, pp. 24-28. ISBN: 961-338-333-2
  11. Goltsev, V., Zaharieva, I., Chernev, P. and Strasser, R. (2004) Kinetics of millisecond delayed chlorophyll fluorescence as a probe of photosystem II function. In: Zrimec, M., Zrimec, A., Drobne, D. and Milani, M. (eds.), Weak Photon Emission from Living Tissues: Delayed Luminescence – Facts & Perspectives.Institute ofPhysical Biology,Grosuplje,Slovenia, pp. 18-23. ISBN: 961-338-333-2
  12. Goltsev, V., Yordanov, I., Stefanov, D., Zahareiva, I., Lambrev, P. and R. Strasser (2001) Simultaneous analysis of variable and delayed chlorophyll fluorescence during induction period in photosynthetic apparatus. In: PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia. Semantic scholar
  13. Zaharieva, I., Velitchkova, M. and Goltsev, V. (1998) Effect of cholesterol and benzyl alcohol on prompt and delayed chlorophyll fluorescence in thylakoid membranes. In: Garab, G. (ed.), Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects, Vol. III. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in theNetherlands. pp. 1827-1830. Springer link
  14. Zaharieva, I., Markova, Tz. and Velitchkova, M. (1998) Thylakoid membrane fluidity changes the response of isolated pea chloroplasts to high temperature. In: Garab, G. (ed.), Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects, Vol. III. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in theNetherlands, pp. 1823-1826. Springer link


Book chapters

  1. Risch, M., Klingan, K., Zaharieva, I., Dau, D. (2014) Water oxidation by Co-based oxides with molecular properties. In: Molecular Water Oxidising Catalysis: A Key Topic for New Sustainable Energy Conversion Schemes, Ed. A. Llobet, Wiley, Chapter 9, pp. 163-186. ISBN: 978-1-118-41337-1.