Single Molecule Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Hyperfine Splitting Owing to a Single Nucleus

Science  09 Jun 1995:
Vol. 268, Issue 5216, pp. 1457-1460
DOI: 10.1126/science.268.5216.1457


Individual pentacene-d14 molecules doped into a p-terphenyl-d14 host crystal have been studied by optically detected electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. The magnetic resonance transitions between the triplet sublevels of the pentacene molecule and the splitting of the resonance lines for a molecule that contains a carbon-13 nucleus have been observed in an external magnetic field. This splitting is caused by the hyperfine interaction of the triplet electron spin with the single carbon-13 nuclear spin.