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Research Training Group 2482 / ModISC is focused on the study and modulation of ISC (Intersystem Crossing) in molecules. The interdisciplinary research is closely linked to an interdisciplinary training programme for doctoral students.

ModISC is a DFG-funded research training group and started in October 2019.

What is Intersystem Crossing and why is it important?

The relevance of electronic excitation of molecules ranges from photobiology to molecular electronics, basic research to applications such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). Intersystem crossing (ISC), the non-radiative interconversion of electronic states with different spin multiplicities, is a key process in photochemistry and photophysics. The efficiency and kinetics of ISC can render electronically excited molecules photo-labile or -stable, emissive or dark. Within ModISC, the ISC in molecules will be studied and modulated by chemical substitution and by varying the molecular environment. The research groups involved in ModISC will contribute to interdisciplinary research seeking for a deeper understanding of emission enhancement by controlling ISC from singlet to triplet and its reverse.


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