"Exciton-Exciton Annihilation as a Mechanism for Uphill Transfer in a Molecular Excitonic System"C. N. Lincoln, M. Block, B. Baudisch, P. Malevich, H. von Berlepsch, E. Riedle and J. Hauer
EPJ Web Conf. 205, 06017 (2019).
Exciton dynamics in a HJ-aggregate of cyanine dye TTBC are investigated by transient absorption with a time resolution of <60 fs and power-dependent emission spectroscopies. Both measurements are consistent with an exciton delocalization length of ~28 monomers. A model assuming diffusive exciton motion reveals that the exciton mobility is at least bimodal and restricted to one spatial dimension. J-band diffusion rates of 2.69 and 2.79e-3 cm2s-1 are found, leading to maximal diffusion lengths of 449 and 14.5 nm. The findings indicate that exciton-exciton annihilation is the origin of effective uphill transfer. This mechanism, if present under solar radiation, maybe useful for organic photovoltaic systems.
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