Electronic interactions in rigidly linked naphthalene dimers

Gregory D. Scholes, Gregory O. Turner, Kenneth P. Ghiggino, Michael N. Paddon-Row, Jacob J. Piet, Wouter Schuddeboom, John M. Warman

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Singlet state (S1) radiative and non-radiative decay rates and S1 polarisabilities have been determined for naphthalene dimers where the chromophores are separated by a rigid polynorbornane bridge of varying length corresponding to 2, 4 and 6 σ-bonds. The dramatic increase in S1 radiative rates and polarisabilities as interchromophore separation is reduced is attributed to the contribution of a 'through-configuration' interaction (involving interchromophore charge-transfer states) to the electronic coupling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-606
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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