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Dark channel fluorescence observations result from concentration effects rather than solvent–solute charge transfer


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Figure 1: The excitation–emission matrix, extracted partial fluorescence yields and total electron yield of solid α-Fe2O3.

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    The Article 'Charge transfer to solvent identified using dark channel fluorescence-yield L-edge spectroscopy' by E. F. Aziz et al. (Nature Chemistry 2, 853–857; 2010) on which this Correspondence is based was retracted by the authors on 29 June 2017.


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This research is supported by NSERC. The research described in this Correspondence was performed at the Canadian Light Source, which is supported by NSERC, NRC, CIHR and the University of Saskatchewan.

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T.Z.R. wrote the correspondence and performed the data analysis. D.P. performed the measurement. All authors contributed to the development of the concepts.

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Regier, T., Achkar, A., Peak, D. et al. Dark channel fluorescence observations result from concentration effects rather than solvent–solute charge transfer. Nature Chem 4, 765–766 (2012).

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