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Designing Energy Migration Barriers Into Transition-Metal Complexes
Author(s): G A Crosby; K J Jordan; G R Gamble
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Paper Abstract

The photoluminescence of three complexes of the type Zn(s-benzenethio1)2(2,9- dimethy1-1,10-phenanthroline) [s = F5, H, 4-MeO) has been investigated in EtOH glasses from 4.3 to 75 K. The pentafluoro molecule exhibits only inn* emission characteristic of the heterocyclic ligand, the methoxy compound displays a unique charge-transfer emission, but the unsubstituted complex displays both types of luminescence bands. The results are interpreted in terms of a barrier to energy migration in individual molecules that is a consequence of the near-degeneracy of two electronic configurations of widely disparate characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1988
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0910, Fluorescence Detection II, (27 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945458
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G A Crosby, Washington State University (United States)
K J Jordan, Washington State University (United States)
G R Gamble, Washington State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0910:
Fluorescence Detection II
E. Roland Menzel, Editor(s)

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