Internal conversion in large molecules

Abraham Nitzan, Joshua Jortner, Peter M. Rentzepis

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In this paper we consider the problem of internal conversion in a highly excited singlet state of a large molecule in the statistical limit in terms of a consecutive decay problem. The Wigner-Weisskopf approximation was utilized to handle the problem of sequential decay. We have elucidated the features of the radiative decay, such as the decay pattern, the decay times and the quantum yields of a 'statistical' second-excited singlet state in different spectral regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-592
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1971


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