The effect of orientation and distance between donor and acceptor molecules on the efficiency of singlet–singlet energy transfer in Langmuir–Blodgett films

E. V. Seliverstova, N. Kh Ibrayev

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Singlet–singlet energy transfer between molecules of fluorescein and oxazine dyes in Langmuir–Blodgett films is studied experimentally. The dependence of the energy-transfer efficiency on the distance shows that the quenching of the donor fluorescence is the most efficient when the layers of the donor and acceptor molecules are in a direct contact. An increase in the distance between the donor and acceptor layers leads to a decrease in the energy-transfer efficiency. To establish the mutual orientation of the donor and acceptor molecules, quantum-chemical calculations of the energy transfer process in the donor–acceptor pair are carried out. The calculations show that the best correlation of the experimental and calculated values of the energy-transfer efficiency is observed when the interacting particles are shifted relative to each other by about ~0.12 nm in parallel planes. The presented approach can be used to estimate the relative orientation of interacting particles in multimolecular ensembles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalOptics and Spectroscopy (English translation of Optika i Spektroskopiya)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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