Summary and Future Prospects

  • Masayoshi Nakano
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


The diradical character based design principles for efficient functional substances—highly efficient open-shell singlet nonlinear optical (NLO) systems and singlet fission (SF) molecules—are summarized. The remaining problems to be solved for designing open-shell singlet NLO and SF materials are presented together with future possible extension of the present concept.


Diradical character Open-shell singlet Molecular aggregate Electron dynamics Environment effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Chemical Engineering, Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering ScienceOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

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