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Laser Chemistry
Volume 8 (1988), Issue 1, Pages 19-38

Time-resolved Studies of Intermolecular Electronic Energy Transfer Processes between Molecules in Solution

Dept. of Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, Jena 6900, Germany

Received 13 July 1986; Accepted 20 July 1987

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A summary of the main energy transfer (ET) mechanisms between isolated pairs of molecules in solution is presented. Various ET models for many-molecules systems are discussed in their basic assumptions and their range of applicability. Time-resolved studies of ET in solution allow to determine the predominant ET mechanism and to test ET models.