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The future iron age

Recent research has shown that vibronic coherences are one of the primary drivers for ultrafast light-induced processes. Now, ultrafast spectroscopy has been used to uncover vibronic coherences in the excited-state dynamics of an iron complex, leading to its redesign and the drastic prolonging of its excited-state lifetime.

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Fig. 1: Restricting vibrations leads to a longer excited-state lifetime.


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Weinstein, J.A. The future iron age. Nat. Chem. 12, 789–790 (2020).

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