Steady-state and time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) experiments reveal that photoinduced charge separation in surface-modified nanoparticles yields interacting electron-hole radical pairs with spectral features indicative of a range of dynamic properties (Radical Pair Model and emissive Triplet Model CIDEP). Fast exchange in the radical pair is indicated by the presence of a central line at the midpoint, (gave=(gh+ge)/2) , of electron and hole g-factors. Excess emission is consistent with the triplet character of the exciton precursor. A subset of electron-hole radical pairs exhibits the spin feature characteristic of correlated radical pair polarization (CRPP) reflecting a weak interaction between photogenerated holes and electrons.
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- General Physics and Astronomy
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry