Van der Waals complexes of the bichromophore spirobifluorene

Niels A. van Dantzig, Piotr Piotrowiak, Donald H. Levy

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Van der Waals complexes of the bichromophore spirobifluorene with argon, nitrogen, water, methanol, and acetonitrile were studied in a supersonic jet. The 1:1 complexes have two origin transitions which are shifted to the red and to the blue of the bare bichromophore origin. These spectral shifts are discussed in terms of the dispersive interactions in a three-body cluster. Larger argon clusters are identified by broad features which are caused by the spectral overlap of many origin transition. A model of vibronic coupling is suggested to explain the broadened features in some of the spectra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 10 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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