Near infra-red emission of charge-transfer complexes of porphyrin-fullerene films

Nikolay V. Tkachenko, Claudia Guenther, Hiroshi Imahori, Koichi Tamaki, Yoshiteru Sakata, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Helge Lemmetyinen

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Solid porphyrin-fullerene films were prepared by evaporating a mixture of porphyrin and fullerene in solution and by deposition of Langmuir-Blodgett films where the dyes were covalently linked to each other. Both types of the films exhibited an emission band shifted to the near infrared region, ca. 800 nm, where neither porphyrin nor fullerene emits alone nor mixed in solution. The emission is attributed to an emitting charge transfer (CT) state formed by porphyrin and fullerene moieties. It is characterized by a long lifetime, ca. 2 ns, and high quantum yield, 0.14%. Remarkably small total reorganization energies, less than 0.2 eV, are deduced from the CT emission spectra of the porphyrin-fullerene films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 18 Aug 2000

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This work was supported by the National Programme on Material and Structure Research, Academy of Finland, by the Nanotechnology Programme, Technology Development Centre of Finland, and by Grant-in-Aids for COE Research and Scientific Research on Priority Area of Electrochemistry of Ordered Interfaces and Creation of Delocalized Electronic Systems, from Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japan. Y.S. thanks the Mitsubishi Foundation for financial support.


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