In AFOSR-funded research, graduate student J. J. Mihaly, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory and Purdue University, has completed an extensive study of the synthesis and photophysics of triplet-photoactive gold(I) alkynyls, with comparisons to the corresponding gold(I) aryls. Ultrafast spectroscopic studies reveal efficient intersystem crossing and high triplet-state yields. Read about it in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.