How Does the Solvent Control Electron Transfer? Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Simplest Charge Transfer Reaction

@inproceedings{Barthel2001HowDT,
  title={How Does the Solvent Control Electron Transfer? Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Simplest Charge Transfer Reaction},
  author={Erik Ryan Barthel and Ignacio B. Martini and Benjamin J Schwartz},
  year={2001}
}
The standard theoretical description used to describe electron transfer is Marcus theory, which maps the polarization of the solvent surrounding the reactants onto a reaction coordinate, q. The questions we address in this paper are: How many and what types of solvent degrees of freedom constitute q? Is it appropriate to treat the solvent as a dielectric continuum? Our approach to answer these questions relies on the study of the simplest possible charge transfer systems: we choose atomic… CONTINUE READING

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