Direct observation of C60 exciton

T. W. Ebbesen, Y. Mochizuki, K. Tanigaki, H. Hiura

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Photoexcitation of pure C60 thin films by picosecond absorption spectroscopy reveals a transient species with absorption maxima at 540 nm and 660 nm which is assigned to the exciton. Considering the dynamic behaviour of this species and luminescence properties of solid C60, it is concluded that a singlet exciton is observed both in its free (τ1/2 < 15 ps) and self-trapped (τ1/2 = 250 ns) forms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-508
Number of pages6
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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