Direct \({\text{O}}_{2} ({\text{X}}^{3}\Sigma _{\text{g}}^{ - }) \to {\text{O}}_{2} ({\text{b}}^{1} \Sigma_{\text{g}}^{ + } )\) Excitation

  • Mikkel BregnhøjEmail author
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Over the years, singlet oxygen has traditionally (and often with great success) been produced in a photosensitized process (see Chap.  1). The very fact that the singlet oxygen precursor is an excited electronic state of a molecule allows for a great deal of control over when and where singlet oxygen is formed. This is particularly relevant if one wants to study biological systems where focused lasers and microscopes may be used to, for example, illuminate and perturb a specific sensitizer-incubated organelle of a cell.


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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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