Interference effects in the optical spectrum of large molecules

Joshua Jortner*, G. C. Morris

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Interference effects between intravalence and extravalence excitations in the optical spectrum of a large molecule are considered. The sharp antiresonances observed in the Rydberg spectrum of the naphthalene molecule are interpreted in terms of configuration interaction between zero-order Rydberg levels and an inhomogeneously broadened π→π* transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3689-3691
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1969


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