Observation of ultrafast internal conversion in fullerene anions in solution

Michael J. Hope, Michael P. Higlett, David L. Andrews, Stephen R. Meech*, Ian D. Hands, Janette L. Dunn, Colin A. Bates

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The ultrafast decay rates of photoexcited C60- and C602 - ions have been measured in the condensed phase. The mechanism for decay is internal conversion, and the decay rate is a strong function of the charge on the ion. A bottleneck in the ground state recovery has also been detected, and its interpretation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2009
Externally publishedYes


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