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The effect of deuteriation on the emission lifetime of inorganic compounds

Browne, Wesley R. and Vos, Johannes G. (2001) The effect of deuteriation on the emission lifetime of inorganic compounds. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 219-221 . pp. 761-787. ISSN 0010-8545

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The application of deuteriation of both ligands and solvents on the photophysical properties of transition metal complexes in solution and glassy matrices is reviewed. The reduction in amplitude and frequency of vibrational modes due to deuterium's increased mass, relative to hydrogen, has a significant effect on non-radiative deactivation processes, which can occur through both intra- and inter-molecular vibrational coupling. The effect of deuteriation on excited state lifetimes has allowed for its application in probing the nature of excited state decay processes. The effects of isotopic exchange on vibrational spectroscopies such as resonance Raman and low temperature high-resolution emission spectroscopies are also addressed briefly.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Deuteriation; Ruthenium; Lanthanides; Emission lifetimes; Excited states; Photophysics;
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
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Deposited On:30 Sep 2008 14:39 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 16 Feb 2009 17:07

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