Vibronic exciton theory of singlet fission. II. Two-dimensional spectroscopic detection of the correlated triplet pair state

Roel Tempelaar, David R. Reichman

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Abstract

Singlet fission, the molecular process through which photons are effectively converted into pairs of lower energy triplet excitons, holds promise as a means of boosting photovoltaic device efficiencies. In the preceding article of this series, we formulated a vibronic theory of singlet fission, inspired by previous experimental and theoretical studies suggesting that vibronic coupling plays an important role in fission dynamics. Here, we extend our model in order to simulate two-dimensional electronic spectra, through which the theory is further validated based on a comparison to recent measurements on pentacene crystals. Moreover, by means of such spectral simulations, we provide new insights into the nature of the correlated triplet pair state, the first product intermediate in the fission process. In particular, we address a controversy in the literature regarding the identification, energies, and transition dipole moments of its optical transitions towards higher-lying triplet states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number174704
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume146
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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