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Laser Chemistry
Volume 19, Issue 1-4, Pages 79-82

Picosecond Raman Excitation Profile and Transient Absorption Spectrum of S1 Quaterphenyl in Solution

1Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, United Kingdom
2Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire 0Xll OQX, United Kingdom

Received 28 April 1997

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Intensity changes in Stokes resonance Raman spectra of photoexcited quaterphenyl are found to result from 17 ps timescale changes in resonance frequency and width and also in Franck-Condon displacements. The 766 cm-1 anti-Stokes band shows a significant hot population which decays on a similar timescale. The results show that population relaxation, vibronic coupling and solvent reorganisation are all significant on this timescale.