Singlet fission in self-assembled PDI nanocrystals

Christoph Schierl, Angelica Niazov-Elkan, Linda J.W. Shimon, Yishay Feldman, Boris Rybtchinski, Dirk M. Guldi

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Abstract

Upon photoexcitation, self-assembled PDI nanocrystals (S1S0) in the form of rods of 70 nm width and 1 μm length are subject to a symmetry breaking charge separation (SBCS) as the first step in the singlet fission (SF) sequence. Hereby, the correlated pair of triplet excited states 1(T1T1) is formed with a quantum yield of 122%. Decoherence and triplet diffusion within the nanocrystals affords a long-lived, uncorrelated pair of triplet excited states (T1 + T1) with a quantum yield of 24%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20147-20154
Number of pages8
JournalNanoscale
Volume10
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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    Schierl, C., Niazov-Elkan, A., Shimon, L. J. W., Feldman, Y., Rybtchinski, B., & Guldi, D. M. (2018). Singlet fission in self-assembled PDI nanocrystals. Nanoscale, 10(43), 20147-20154. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8nr04155e