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Spin-flip excitation of molecules mediated by photoexcited silicon nanocrystals


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Goller, B., Polisski, S. and Kovalev, D., 2007. Spin-flip excitation of molecules mediated by photoexcited silicon nanocrystals. Physical Review B, 75 (7), 073403.

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Abstract

Spin-flip excitation of molecules by photons is forbidden in the dipole approximation. Usually it requires the presence of a light-absorbing donor which subsequently transfers energy of electronic excitation to an acceptor molecule. Here we report on a specific type of spin-flip excitation process based on assemblies of silicon nanocrystals. This system has a highly developed surface being accessible for organic molecules, tunable energy of excitons due to quantum confinement effects, and a very long radiative lifetime of indirect excitons. These factors are found to be critical for achieving highly efficient energy transfer from excitons confined in Si nanocrystals to a variety of organic molecules. We show that energy transfer is governed by electron exchange mechanism.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsGoller, B., Polisski, S. and Kovalev, D.
DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.75.073403
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code8653
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000244533400019

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