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C. Spitz, S. Daehne, "Low temperature exciton-exciton annihilation in amphi-PIPE J-aggregates", International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 2006, Article ID 084950, 7 pages, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1155/IJP/2006/84950

Low temperature exciton-exciton annihilation in amphi-PIPE J-aggregates

Received02 May 2006
Revised23 Aug 2006
Accepted28 Aug 2006
Published21 Nov 2006

Abstract

The mobility of optically excited excitons on J-aggregates can be demonstrated by the phenomena of exciton-exciton annihilation. In this intensity-dependent process the collision of two excitons results in their annihilation and hence in a shortening of the mean excitation lifetime. By measuring the intensity-dependent fluorescent lifetime in contrast to the predicted immobilization of the excitons at low temperature we could prove the excellent mobility of the excitons at a temperature (4K), which is far below their expected freezing point.

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