We are never ever getting (back to) ideal symmetry: structure and luminescence in a ten-coordinated europium(iii) sulfate crystal

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Our theoretical treatment of electronic structures in coordination complexes often rests on assumptions of symmetry. Experiments rarely provide fully symmetric systems to study. In solutions, fluctuations in solvation, variations in conformations, and even changes in constitution occur and complicate the picture. In crystals, lattice distortion, energy transfer, and phonon quenching play a role, but we are able to identify distinct symmetries. Yet the question remains: How is the real symmetry in a crystal compared to ideal symmetries?
TidsskriftDalton Transactions
Udgave nummer23
Sider (fra-til)8960–8963
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 2022

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