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Temporal mapping of photochemical reactions and molecular excited states with carbon specificity

Wang, K. ; Murahari, P. ; Yokoyama, K. ; Lord, J. S. ; Pratt, F. L. ; He, J. ; Schulz, Leander ; Willis, M. ; Anthony, J. E. ; Morley, N. A. ; Nuccio, Laura ; Misquitta, A. ; Dunstan, D. J. ; Shimomura, K. ; Watanabe, I. ; Zhang, S. ; Heathcote, P. ; Drew, Alan J.

In: Nature Materials, 2017, vol. 16, no. 4, p. 467–473

Photochemical reactions are essential to a large number of important industrial and biological processes. A method for monitoring photochemical reaction kinetics and the dynamics of molecular excitations with spatial resolution within the active molecule would allow a rigorous exploration of the pathway and mechanism of photophysical and photochemical processes. Here we demonstrate that...

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Importance of intramolecular electron spin relaxation in small molecule semiconductors

Schulz, Leander. ; Willis, M. ; Nuccio, L. ; Shusharov, P. ; Fratini, S. ; Pratt, F. L. ; Gillin, W. P. ; Kreouzis, T. ; Heeney, M. ; Stingelin, N. ; Stafford, C. A. ; Beesley, D. J. ; Bernhard, Christian ; Anthony, J. E. ; McKenzie, I. ; Lord, J. S. ; Drew, Alan J.

In: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 2011, vol. 84, no. 8, p. 085209

Electron spin relaxation rate (eSR) is investigated on several organic semiconductors of different morphologies and molecular structures, using avoided level crossing muon spectroscopy as a local spin probe. We find that two functionalized acenes (polycrystalline tri(isopropyl)silyl-pentacene and amorphous 5,6,11,12-tetraphenyltetracene) exhibit eSRs with an Arrhenius-like temperature dependence,...