delocalized state

delocalized state

[dē′lō·kə‚līzd ′stāt]
(quantum mechanics)
A state of motion in which a charge carrier is spread over a whole molecule or crystal.
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The fluorescence of the QDs is characterized by a single peak which has been interpreted as the optical relaxation of the delocalized states on the band edges (LUMO to HOMO) in the CdSe core.