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Resonance is the key for coherence

The process of electronic energy transfer between molecules has long fascinated chemists. Femtosecond spectroscopy measurements of a series of molecular dimers now reveal signals that arise from non-Born–Oppenheimer coupling, suggesting a new mechanism to enhance energy transfer.

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Figure 1: Coherences arise from molecular states.


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Turner, D. Resonance is the key for coherence. Nature Chem 9, 196–197 (2017).

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