On absorption of electromagnetic radiation, the fate and pathway of a molecule back to the ground state are dictated by its inherent structure and the physiochemical properties of its local environment. In some situations, one or more of the pathways back to the ground state involve
emission of electromagnetic radiation. When this emission is from a singlet state the process is termed fluorescence.
Department of Chemistry, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Complex, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14260-3000
Publication date: January 1, 1995
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