1 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark2 Southern Illinois University3 Southern Illinois University
The observed multiple de-excitation pathways of photo-absorbed electronic excited state in the peridinin–chlorophyll complex, involving both energy and charge transfers among its constituents, are analyzed using the bio-Auger (B-A) theory. It is also shown that the usually used F¨orster–Dexter theory, which does not allow for charge transfer, is a special case of B-A theory. The latter could, under appropriate circumstances, lead to excimers.
International Journal of Modern Physics B, 2013, Vol 27, Issue 29