Electronic and Vibrational Excitations in Polysilanes and Oligomers

Thorne, J, Hochstrasser R, Zeigler J, Tilgner A, Peter H, French R, Fagan P, Miller R.  1992.  

Abstract:

The polysilane polymers {[RR'Si]n} are the silicon analogues of the alkanes (see [1] for a review). They have a number of important applications arising largely from their photochemical activity. Of particular interest, however, are their electronic excited states which, unlike the alkanes, show evidence of delocalized sigma bonding along the polymer backbone, and lead to a host of interesting linear and non-linear optical phenomena. We will present recent optical experiments that have been performed to investigate the consequences of sigma conjugation and the nature of excited states and excited state dynamics. These results are summarized in table I.

Journal:

Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals

Volume:

216

Pagination:

13–19

Date Published:

06/1992

ISSN:

1542-1406

URL:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10587259208028742

DOI:

10.1080/10587259208028742