Excited electronic states of crystalline benzene

Robert Silbey*, Stuart A. Rice, Joshua Jortner

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In the present paper, the excited electronic states of crystalline benzene are examined with the use of exciton theory. Ion-pair exciton states are considered and it is shown that these may play a considerable role in determining the observed spectra. Their effect on the lowest triplet state is also considered. The results of the analysis are in agreement with the available experimental data and are also consistent with the analysis of the spectrum of crystalline naphthalene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3336-3343
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1965
Externally publishedYes


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