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Electron transfer experiments since the late 1940s

Marcus, Rudolph A. (1996) Electron transfer experiments since the late 1940s. In: Protein electron transfer. Bios Scientific Publishers , London, pp. 249-272. ISBN 9781859960400.

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Since the late 1940s, the field of electron transfer processes has grown enormously, both in chemistry and biology. The development of the field, experimentally and theoretically, as well as its relationship to the study of other kinds of chemical reactions, represents to us an intriguing history, one in which many threads have been brought together. In this chapter, some history, recent trends and my own involvement in this research are described.

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Marcus, Rudolph A.0000-0001-6547-1469
Additional Information:© 1996 Bios Scientific Publishers Ltd. Publication Date: June 14, 1996. My acknowledgments are to my many fellow researchers in the electron transfer field, notably Norman Sutin, with whom I have discussed so many of these matters for the past 30 or more years. I also thank my students and postdoctorals, whose presence was a constant source of stimulation to me, both in the electron transfer field and in the other fields of research which we have explored. In its earliest stage and for much of this period, this research was supported by the Office of Naval Research and also later by the National Science Foundation. The support of both agencies continues to this day and I am very pleased to acknowledge its value and timeliness here. In my Nobel lecture, I concluded on a personal note with a slide of my great-uncle, Henrik Steen (né Markus), who came to Sweden in 1892. He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Uppsala in 1915, and was an educator and a prolific writer of pedagogic books. As I noted in the biographical sketch in Les Prix Nobel, he was one of my childhood idols. Coming here, visiting with my Swedish relatives - some 30 or so of his descendants - has been an especially heartwarming experience for me and for my family. In a sense I feel that I owed him a debt, and that it is most fitting to acknowledge that debt here.
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