Exciton fusion in molecular clusters

K. E. Schriver, M. Y. Hahn, R. L. Whetten

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Large benzene clusters ionize with anomalously high efficiency when excited by ultraviolet radiation. The enhancement of the ionization and multiple-ionization cross sections over molecular values is quantitatively explained by ultrafast fusion of pairs of excitations within a cluster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1906-1909
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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