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Misconceptions in electronic energy transfer: bridging the gap between chemistry and physics

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Abstract

Many treatments of energy transfer (ET) phenomena in current literature employ incorrect arguments and formulae and are not quantitative enough. This is unfortunate because we witness important breakthroughs from ET experiments in nanoscience. This review aims to clarify basic principles by focusing upon Förster–Dexter electric dipole–electric dipole (ED–ED) ET. The roles of ET in upconversion, downconversion and the antenna effect are described and the clichés and simple formulae to be avoided in ET studies are highlighted with alternative treatments provided.

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The article was received on 05 Apr 2018 and first published on 25 Jun 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00002F
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018,47, 5234-5265
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    Misconceptions in electronic energy transfer: bridging the gap between chemistry and physics

    P. A. Tanner, L. Zhou, C. Duan and K. Wong, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 5234
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00002F

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