Effects of pressure on the first triplet state of anthracene

S. Arnold, W. B. Whitten, A. C. Damask

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An optical study of the first triplet state of anthracene single crystals has been made under hydrostatic pressure from 1 atm to 6.8 kbar. The (0,0) level undergoes a linear red shift with pressure of −11.8 cm−1/kbar. The Davydov splitting of this level is increased by 3.4±1.0 cm−1 in going from 1 atm to 5.4 kbar. This increase in the Davydov splitting is interpreted in terms of basic triplet interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5162-5166
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 15 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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