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electronic energy migration (or hopping)

The movement of electronic excitation energy from one molecular entity to another of the same species, or from one part of a molecular entity to another of the same kind (e.g. excitation migration between the chromophores of an aromatic polymer). The migration can happen via radiative or radiationless processes.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2238
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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