23 September 2016 Role of intermediate state in the excited state dynamics of highly efficient TADF molecules
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We hereby report the results of our direct investigation into the excited-state dynamics of thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) molecules in solution using pump-probe transient absorption spectroscopy (TAS). We found that the charge-transfer (CT) state commonly stated for TADF molecules encompasses two forms: localized and delocalized CT states. A highly efficient TADF molecule, 4CzIPN [Uoyama et al., Nature, 492, 234-238 (2012)], showed both the localized and delocalized CT states, while an inefficient TADF molecule, 2CzPN, exhibited only a localized CT state. By analyzing the time profile of triplet species observed in TAS, we propose that the reverse intersystem crossing (RISC) of 4CzIPN occurs via a mutual interaction in multiple energy levels of localized neutral and CT states, and delocalized CT states.
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Takuya Hosokai, Takuya Hosokai, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Akihiro Furube, Akihiro Furube, Katsumi Tokumaru, Katsumi Tokumaru, Tetsuo Tsutsui, Tetsuo Tsutsui, Hajime Nakanotani, Hajime Nakanotani, Masayuki Yahiro, Masayuki Yahiro, Chihaya Adachi, Chihaya Adachi, } "Role of intermediate state in the excited state dynamics of highly efficient TADF molecules", Proc. SPIE 9941, Organic Light Emitting Materials and Devices XX, 994107 (23 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236248
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