Search for a charge-transfer state in crystalline anthracene

R. S. Berry*, Joshua Jortner, John C. Mackie, Eugene S. Pysh, Stuart A. Rice

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In this paper we examine the calculation of the location of the charge-transfer state in crystalline anthracene. Also reported are the results of spectroscopic experiments designed to find the transition from the ground state to the charge-transfer state. No experimental evidence could be found for this transition, and it is thereby concluded that: (a) The CT state lies above the first exciton state in anthracene, (b) The polarization energy in the CT state is much less than that calculated on the basis of classical considerations. There is a brief discussion of the nature of the polarization in aromatic crystals, especially with respect to Conclusion (b).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1535-1540
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1965
Externally publishedYes


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