On the conveyance of angular momentum in electronic energy transfer

Andrews, David L. (2010) On the conveyance of angular momentum in electronic energy transfer. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 (27). pp. 7409-7417. ISSN 1463-9076

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When electronic excitation transfer occurs, it is of considerable interest to establish whether angular momentum can also be conveyed in the process. The question is prompted by a consideration that when the participating chromophores are atoms, ions, or molecular systems having high local symmetry, the electronic excited states that are involved are generally characterized not only by energy, but by angular momentum properties. Moreover, it is known that electron spin can be communicated between quantum dot exciton states. Resolving the general issue entails an electrodynamic representation exploiting irreducible tensor methods, the analysis being illustrated by application to energy transfer associated with a variety of multipolar transitions. The results exhibit novel connections between an angular momentum content of the electromagnetic coupling and a strongly varying distance dependence. It is concluded that the communication of angular momentum does not in general map unambiguously between a donor and energy acceptor.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 13:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56488
DOI: 10.1039/c002313m

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