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Main Title: Laser-induced fluorescence of free diamondoid molecules
Author(s): Richter, Robert
Röhr, Merle I. S.
Zimmermann, Tobias
Petersen, Jens
Heidrich, Christoph
Rahner, Ramon
Möller, Thomas
Dahl, Jeremy E.
Carlson, Robert M. K.
Mitric, Roland
Rander, Torbjörn
Merli, Andrea
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: We observe the fluorescence of pristine diamondoids in the gas phase, excited using narrow band ultraviolet laser light. The emission spectra show well- defined features, which can be attributed to transitions from the excited electronic state into different vibrational modes of the electronic ground state. We assign the normal modes responsible for the vibrational bands, and determine the geometry of the excited states. Calculations indicate that for large diamondoids, the spectral bands do not result from progressions of single modes, but rather from combination bands composed of a large number of Delta v = 1 transitions. The vibrational modes determining the spectral envelope can mainly be assigned to wagging and twisting modes of the surface atoms. We conclude that our theoretical approach accurately describes the photophysics in diamondoids and possibly other hydrocarbons in general.
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 25-Oct-2017
DDC Class: 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
Sponsor/Funder: DFG, FOR 1282, Controlling the electronic structure of semiconductor nanoparticles by doping and hybrid formation
Journal Title: Physical chemistry, chemical physics
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 17
Issue: 6
Publisher DOI: 10.1039/c4cp04423a
Page Start: 4739
Page End: 4749
EISSN: 1463-9084
ISSN: 1463-9076
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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