Solitons, polarons and their dynamics in mixed-valence halogen-bridged MX-chains

Shinya Takaishi, Masahiro Yamashita

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This article describes the photo-generation processes of elementary excitations such as solitons and polarons, and their dynamics in the one-dimensional (1D) halogen-bridged Pt compound [Pt(en)2Br](ClO4)2. Spin-solitons were photo-generated via relaxation processes of CT excitons and self-trapped excitons, made evident by photo-induced absorption and photo-induced electron spin resonance spectra. Polarons were not generated from CT excitons. Diffusion of spin-solitons on the 1D chain was studied quantitatively by analysing 1H NMR spin-lattice relaxation times (T1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1862
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 13


  • Exciton
  • Halogen-bridged MX-chain
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Photo-induced absorption spectrum
  • Soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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