Fluorescence lifetime data for rhodamine B in a series of normal alcohols have been measured as a function of-temperature, solvent polarity, and viscosity. Nonradiative rates for internal conversion have been extracted from this data. The solvent dependence of the nonradiative rates is discussed in terms of two activated barrier crossing models. In one model the activation energy is a linear function of the solvent polarity parameter ET(30). In another mode, the solvent dependence of the nonradiative rate is taken into ''t3- account by a viscosity ependent pre-exponential factor. Consistent results are obtained when a polarity-depend nt activation energy is used.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - Apr 27 1988|