Spectroscopic characteristics of single dibenzanthanthrene molecules isolated in a low-temperature naphthalene matrix

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With the use of the methods of single-molecule spectroscopy the authors determined homogeneous widths of the band of a pure electron transition of individual impurity centers of dibenzanthanthrene in a naphthalene matrix and the character of their temperature dependence. The high level of the fluorescence signal and the photostability of the impurity enabled the authors to determine using an autocorrelation procedure the rate constants of intercombination conversion and decay of the triplet state and to observe the process of spectral diffusion for a number of impurity centers.

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Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Spektroskopii, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 323–330, May–June, 1999.

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Zhelezko, F.B., Gulis, I.M., Lounis, B. et al. Spectroscopic characteristics of single dibenzanthanthrene molecules isolated in a low-temperature naphthalene matrix. J Appl Spectrosc 66, 344–352 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02676764

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Key words

  • single-molecule spectroscopy
  • dibenzanthanthrene
  • naphthalene
  • temperature broadening of spectral bands
  • optical saturation of transitions
  • photon bunching
  • triplet state
  • spectral diffusion