Wavepacket Motion Observed in an Ultrafast Electron Transfer System

  • W. Zinth
  • S. Engleitner
  • M. Seel
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 62)


For a number of systems it has been shown that ultrafast electron transfer (ET) reactions can occur even faster than relevant medium reorganization and relaxation processes [1–3]. In this context, the role of specific reaction pathways and intramolecular vibrational modes becomes increasingly important. Here we want to present new experimental results for the well-known ET system oxazine 1 (OX) in N,N-dimethylaniline (DMA) recorded with highest time resolution. The data are compared to the reference system OX in 1-chloronaphtalene (1CN) having similar solvent properties (dipolemoment, dielectric constant, viscosity), however showing no ET.


Electron Transfer Sine Wave Transient Absorption High Time Resolution Resonance Raman Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Zinth
    • 1
  • S. Engleitner
    • 1
  • M. Seel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Medizinische OptikUniversität MünchenMünchenGermany

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