Three-center systems for energy pooling: Quantum electrodynamical theory

Jenkins, Robert D. and Andrews, David L. (1998) Three-center systems for energy pooling: Quantum electrodynamical theory. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 102 (52). pp. 10834-10842. ISSN 1089-5639

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Fundamental theory is developed for three-body resonance energy transfer in the condensed phase, involving two donors and a single acceptor. This energy pooling mechanism is responsible for recent experimental observations on trichromophore molecules and other moieties, manifest for example in the photochemistry of organo dyes and rare-earth ion doped crystals. A full quantum electrodynamical (QED) treatment of this pooling is developed and formulated with the aid of a novel diagrammatic method, which proves to have several advantages over Feynman diagram methods. Following derivation of the rate of energy pooling for an isolated group of chromophores, the electronic influences of the medium across which the energy migrates are embedded in the theory and duly discussed. Energetic constraints on the acceptor molecule are elucidated and shown to account for a variety of postulated mechanisms:  the geometry of the three-center system is itself shown to exercise considerable control over the dominant mechanism. By extension, the theory is amenable to the study of more complex energy transfer arrangements, such as those observed in dendrimer chemistry and the light-harvesting photochemistry of the photosynthetic unit.

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 Social Sciences > Research Groups > Accounting & Quantitative Methods
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Mathematics Education
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 17:03
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 17:28
DOI: 10.1021/jp983071h


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