Picosecond absorption spectra of the second excited singlet state of a molecule in the condensed phase: Xanthione

R. W. Anderson, R. M. Hochstrasser, H. J. Pownall

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Abstract

The flourescence emission from the S2 state of xanthione in benzene solution was time resolved using a Nd3+ glass mode-locker laser driven light gate technique. Using a separate optical apparatus, in conjunction with the mode-locked laser, transient absorption spectra were recorded at times subsequent to excitation. In both experiments excitation was provided by the 353 nm third harmonic of the neodymium laser. The exponential lifetime of the S2 flourescence was found to be 12±3 ps. Two distinct transient absorption bands appear as a function of time after excitation. At early times a band centered at 620 nm is observed which we ascribe to absorption from S2 while at longer times a band at 540 nm appears. This latter transient persists for up to 2 ns and we assign this band to absorption from T1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-227
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 1976

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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