S2 fluorescence from picene vapor

Takao Itoh, Minoru Yamaji, Hideki Okamoto

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Fluorescence, fluorescence excitation and absorption spectra of picene have been measured in the vapor phase. It is shown that picene vapor exhibits weak fluorescence from the S2(π, πâ̂ -) state in addition to strong S1(π, πâ̂ -) fluorescence. The S2/S1 fluorescence yield ratio is evaluated to be approximately 1.3 × 10-2 following the excitation into the S3 state. It is shown that the relative S 2 fluorescence quantum yield increases with increasing excitation energy, while the S1 fluorescence yield is nearly invariant. Mechanism of the appearance of the S2 fluorescence of picene vapor is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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