Quenching of Fluorescence by van der Waals Forces


IN a recent communication under the above title, S. Sambursky and G. Wolfsohn1 attribute solvent quenching of anthracene in solution to the formation of van der Waals compounds between solute and solvent molecules.

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    Nature, 157, 228 (1946).

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    Bowen, E. J., and Williams, A. H., Trans. Farad. Soc., 35, 765 (1939).

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    Bowen, E. J., Barnes, A. W., and Holliday, P., Trans. Farad. Soc., in the press.

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BOWEN, E., COATES, E. Quenching of Fluorescence by van der Waals Forces. Nature 157, 548 (1946) doi:10.1038/157548a0

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