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Vibronic exciton matter sustained by negative U, exciton pairing and dispersive interactions: A possible clue to ball lightning

Singh, Jai and Georgiev, Mladen (2006). Vibronic exciton matter sustained by negative U, exciton pairing and dispersive interactions: A possible clue to ball lightning. Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics: concepts in modern optics,35(4):255-262.

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Title Vibronic exciton matter sustained by negative U, exciton pairing and dispersive interactions: A possible clue to ball lightning
Author Singh, Jai
Georgiev, Mladen
Journal Name Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics: concepts in modern optics
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1543-0537   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-33846150671
Start Page 255
End Page 262
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication US
Publisher Old City Publishing Inc
Field of Research 0204 - Condensed Matter Physics
0205 - Optical Physics
0206 - Quantum Physics
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract A theory for the processes involved in the formation of vibronic self-trapped Frenkel exciton states in very soft condensed matter is presented. Such soft condensed matter can be found near the earth surface during wet seasons as a combination of gases and water vapour. The condensed system can be excited by thunderstorms to form Frenkel excitons, which subsequently relax to self-trapped, vibronic and paired exciton states by releasing the excess energy non-radiatively in the environment. The radiative recombination from such lowered excited energy state of Frenkel excitons may give rise to a red to yellow photoluminescence as observed in ball lightning.
 
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