Picosecond and nanosecond studies of the excited state properties of C70

Katsumi Tanigaki, Thomas W. Ebbesen, Sadanori Kuroshima

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The excited singlet and triplet state properties of C70 in toluene have been measured by picosecond and nanosecond laser flash photolysis. Between 450 and 950 nm, S1 has a maximum at 675 nm with a differential molar absorption coefficient of 3800 M-1 cm-1 while T1 has a maximum at 579 nm where the product of the triplet quantum yield and the differential molar absorption coefficient is 1800 M-1 cm-1. S1 decays with a lifetime of 670 ps while the T1 lifetime (> 200 μs) is shortened by diffusion limited triplet-triplet annihilation (≈ 8 × 109 M-1 cm-1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Oct 18
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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