Exciton diffusion has been studied in 5-25-nm-thick films of zinc tetra-(p-octylphenyl)-porphyrin (ZnTOPP) spin-coated onto quartz slides by intentional doping with quenchers using steady-state as well as time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The fluorescence spectra of the films are very similar to those of solutions, indicating emission from localized exciton states. From the dependence of the fluorescence quenching on the quencher concentration and fluorescence lifetime measurements, the exciton diffusion can be concluded to be quasi-one-dimensional with an exciton diffusion length of 9 ± 3 nm and an intrastack energy-transfer rate constant of 1011-1012 s-1. From fluorescence anisotropy decay measurements, we conclude that neighboring stacks aggregate in a herringbone structure, forming ordered domains that are randomly oriented in the substrate plane. These measurements indicate an interstack energy-transfer rate constant of (7 ± 2) × 1010 s-1
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