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 - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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    Scholes, G. D., Turner, G. O., Ghiggino, K. P., Paddon-Row, M. N., Piet, J. J., Schuddeboom, W., & Warman, J. M. (1998). Electronic interactions in rigidly linked naphthalene dimers. Chemical Physics Letters, 292(4-6), 601-606. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(98)00692-7