Magnetic-Field-Induced Modulation of Charge-Recombination Dynamics in a Rosarin-Fullerene Complex

Taeyeon Kim, Juno Kim, Xian Sheng Ke, James T. Brewster, Juwon Oh, Jonathan L. Sessler, Dongho Kim

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Charge-recombination processes are critical for photovoltaic applications and should be suppressed for efficient charge transport. Here, we report that an applied magnetic field (0–1 T) can be used control the charge-recombination dynamics in an expanded rosarin-C60 complex. In the low magnetic field regime (<100 mT), the charge-recombination rate slows down due to hyperfine coupling, as inferred from transient absorption spectroscopic analyses. In contrast, in the high field regime, i.e., over 500 mT, the charge-recombination rate recovers and increases because the Δg mechanism facilitates spin conversion to a triplet charge-separated state (S to T0) that undergoes rapid charge-recombination to a localized rosarin triplet state. Therefore, we highlight the charge-recombination rate and the localized triplet state population can be modulated by the magnetic field in charge donor/acceptor non-covalent complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9379-9383
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr 19

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work at Yonsei was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) through a grant funded by the South Korean government (MEST) (No. 2016R1E1A1A01943379) and by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2020R1A5A1019141). The quantum mechanical calculations were supported by the National Institute of Supercomputing and Network (NISN)/Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) with needed supercomputing resources, including technical support (KSC-2019-CRE-0201). The work in Austin was supported by the Robert A. Welch Foundation (F-0018 to J.L.S.).

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  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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