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Two electrons from one photon

Nature Chemistry volume 2, pages 608609 (2010) | Download Citation

The absorption of a single photon can cause the excitation of more than one electron, but the mechanism of this 'multi-exciton generation' process is elusive. Now, calculations on pentacene show that geometrical distortions and intermediate excited states assist in producing two excited electrons from one photon.

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  1. Laurens D. A. Siebbeles is in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

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