A Marcus-Hush Perspective on Adiabatic Singlet Fission

2019-04-25T19:55:46Z (GMT) by Timothy Schmidt
Singlet fission is a process whereby a bichromophoric system crosses from an excitonically coupled singlet state to a singlet-coupled triplet pair state. If the electronic structure is described locally, then the process may be described by a formal exchange of electrons. As such, it lends itself to a treatment rooted in the Marcus-Hush description of electron transfer. Here we use ab initio and density functional electronic structure theories to reveal a Marcus-Hush perspective on singlet fission and propose experiments to probe singlet fission in the spirit of photo-induced electron transfer.