Publication details for Prof. Jan R.R. VerletRoberts, G. M., Lecointre, J., Horke, D. A. & Verlet, J. RR. (2010). Spectroscopy and dynamics of the 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane radical anion. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12(23): 6226-6232.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 1463-9076 (print), 1463-9084 (electronic)
- DOI: 10.1039/c001438a
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The photoelectron spectrum of the 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) radical anion has been measured at 3.1 eV. Additionally, the ultrafast relaxation dynamics of the first excited state (12B3u) of TCNQ− have been studied using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, which reveals that it undergoes internal conversion back to the ground state (2B2g) with an associated lifetime of 650 fs and shows evidence of coherent nuclear motion.