Boltzmann statistics and radiationless decay in large molecules: Optical selection studies

William M. Gelbart, Kenneth G. Spears, Karl F. Freed, Joshua Jortner, Stuart A. Rice

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Abstract

We elaborate upon the conceptual value of a recent formulation of the theory of radiationless transitions, and determine the dependence of the nonradiative rate constant on excess vibrational energy in the excited electronic state. Measurements of the lifetimes of benzene excited to individual vibronic states are reported. Our rough numerical calculations are found to be consistent with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-351
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Aug 1970
Externally publishedYes

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