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  3. A series of dibenzannulated phenyl-annulated [4,2] peri -acenoacenes have been synthesized in three straightforward steps from 4,10-dibromoanthanthrone (vat orange 3). The phenyl bisannulation of [4,2] peri -acenoacene provides extra stability by increasing the overall aromatic character of the molecules, and allows for a 45–80% increase of the molar extinction coefficient ( ε ) compared to their [5,2] peri -acenoacene isomers. Depending on the substituents attached to the π-conjugated core, some derivatives exhibit strong aggregation in the solid state with association constant ( K a ) up to 255 M −1 , resulting in a significant broadening of the absorption spectrum and a substantial decrease of the bandgap value (more than 0.3 V) from solution to the solid state. One [4,2] peri -acenoacene derivative was doubly reduced using cesium and the crystal structure of the resulting salt has been obtained. Field-effect transistors showing a temperature-dependent hole mobility have been tested. 
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  7. We first compare the geometric frameworks behind the Uhlmann andBerry phases in a fiber-bundle language and then evaluate the Uhlmannphases of bosonic and fermionic coherent states. The Uhlmann phases ofboth coherent states are shown to carry geometric information anddecrease smoothly with temperature. Importantly, the Uhlmann phasesapproach the corresponding Berry phases as temperature decreases.Together with previous examples in the literature, we propose acorrespondence between the Uhlmann and Berry phases in thezero-temperature limit as a general property except some special casesand present a conditional proof of the correspondence. 
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  10. Unusual intermolecular π-stacking in a new charge transfer salt of pyrene (Py), (Py) 2 + (Ga 2 Cl 7 ) − , has been observed. The structure obtained by single crystal X-ray crystallography indicates π-stacks of pyrene which were analyzed using a combination of density functional theory and the analysis of the bond length alternation patterns in the pyrene molecules in different charge states. There are relatively few crystal structures of charge transfer salts of pyrene in the literature, and this structure shows a unique charge separation in which half of the pyrenes are nearly neutral while the other half carry approximately +1 charge in an alternating fashion along the 1D stacks balancing one electron charge transfer to each (Ga 2 Cl 7 ) − anion. The charge localization is attributed to the incomplete inter-pyrene overlap of the singly occupied molecular orbitals. 
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