Photoelectron energy distribution measurements from benzene in rare gas matrices

N. Schwentner*, E. E. Koch, Z. Ophir, J. Jortner

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Photoelectronic energy distributions (PED's) are presented for benzene molecules embedded in solid Ar, Kr and Xe rare gas matrices obtained with monochromatized synchrotron radiation for selective excitation in the range hν = 8 eV to 15 eV. For photon energies in the transparent region of the matrices direct emission from the occupied benzene initial states in the band gap of the matrix is observed. Energy transfer from the matrix exciton states to the benzene guest molecules takes place when the host exciton states are excited. The PED's show that energy of unrelaxed excitons is transferred and that transfer to initial states just at the ionization threshold is favoured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-285
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1978


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