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Electronic excitation energy transfer between dye molecules in H2O and D2O solutions in the micellar phase


Processes of electronic excitation energy transfer (EEET) in H2O+D2O solutions within reversed micelles with different degrees of hydration were studied. It is ascertained that the structure of solutions forms a cluster distribution of interacting molecules having a fractal dimensionality. As a result, in regions with a locally high concentration of the dye molecules, an increase in the EEET efficiency is observed. Solubilization by reversed micelles leads to destruction of the cluster structure of the water system, with the dependence of the EEET efficiency on the degree of hydration being nonmonotonic. As the degree of hydration increases, the inhomogeneities of the structure inherent in bulk water are restored.

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Translated from Optika i Spektroskopiya, Vol. 97, No. 6, 2004, pp. 941–945.

Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Andreev, Potapov, Saletskiĭ.

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Andreev, G.A., Potapov, A.V. & Saletskii, A.M. Electronic excitation energy transfer between dye molecules in H2O and D2O solutions in the micellar phase. Opt. Spectrosc. 97, 883–887 (2004).

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  • Methylene Blue
  • Reversed Micelle
  • Bulk Water
  • Micellar Solution
  • Critical Radius