A photophysical process. An isoenergetic radiationless transition
between two electronic states having different multiplicities. It often results in
a vibrationally excited molecular entity in the lower electronic state
, which then usually deactivates to its lowest vibrational level.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223
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