Charge-Delocalized State and Coherent Vibrational Dynamics in Rigid PBI H-Aggregates

Seongsoo Kang, Taeyeon Kim, Yongseok Hong, Frank Würthner, Dongho Kim

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Herein, the ultrafast photoinduced dynamics and vibrational coherences for two perylenebisimide (PBI) H-aggregates showcase the formation of the excimer state and the delocalized radical anion state in the excited state, respectively. Using femtosecond transient absorption (fs-TA) and time-resolved impulsive stimulated Raman scattering (TR-ISRS) measurements, we unveiled excited-state dynamics of PBI H-aggregates in two aspects: (1) the intermolecular interactions between PBI units in H-aggregates induce the formation of new excited states, excimer and delocalized radical anion states, and (2) the intermolecular out-of-plane along the aggregate axis and the PBI core C═C stretch Raman modes can be a crucial indicator to understand the coherent exciton dynamics in H-aggregates. Notably, those excited-state Raman modes showed stationary peak positions during the excited-state dynamics. TR-ISRS analysis provides insights into the excited-state vibrational coherences concerning the formation of the excimer and charge-delocalized state in each aggregate system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9825-9833
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul 7

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work at Yonsei University was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2021R1A2C3006308). This work was supported by the National Institute of Supercomputing and Network/Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information with supercomputing resources including technical support (TS-2020-RE-0041).

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© 2021 American Chemical Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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