ペリレンにおける高次電子励起状態の緩和ダイナミクスの定量化 Quantifying the Relaxation Dynamics of Higher Electronic Excited States in Perylene
Rohan J. Hudson,Anjay Manian, Christopher R. Hall, Timothy W. Schmidt, Salvy P. Russo, Kenneth P. Ghiggino, and Trevor A. Smith
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Published:August 31, 2023
Gating logical operations through high-lying electronic excited states presents opportunities for developing ultrafast, subnanometer computational devices. A lack of molecular systems with sufficiently long-lived higher excited states has hindered practical realization of such devices, but recent studies have reported intriguing photophysics from high-lying excited states of perylene. In this work, we use femtosecond spectroscopy supported by quantum chemical calculations to identify and quantify the relaxation dynamics of monomeric perylene’s higher electronic excited states. The 21B2u state is accessed through single-photon absorption at 250 nm, while the optically dark 21Ag state is excited via the 11B3u state. Population of either state results in subpicosecond relaxation to the 11B3u state, and we quantify 21Ag and 21B2u state lifetimes of 340 and 530 fs, respectively. These lifetimes are significantly longer than the singlet fission time constant from the perylene 21B2u state, suggesting that the higher electronic states of perylene may be useful for gating logical operations.