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Non-exponential time behavior of electron transfer in an inhomogeneous polar medium

Nadler, W. and Marcus, R. A. (1988) Non-exponential time behavior of electron transfer in an inhomogeneous polar medium. Chemical Physics Letters, 144 (1). pp. 24-30. ISSN 0009-2614. doi:10.1016/0009-2614(88)87083-0.

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An analysis is made of electron transfer (ET) in a polar medium described by a distribution of dielectric relaxation times, for the case that intramolecular contributions to the ET are negligible. The generalized moment expansion is used for an approximate multi-exponential description of the non-exponential time behavior of the ET. As an example, ET in glycerol-like solvents is considered, treated by the spatially inhomogeneous model for dielectric relaxation. For this model the ET rate at long times is found to vary as τ_0^(−1), τ_0 being a dielectric relaxation time parameter, in contrast with a fractional dependence at short times.

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Additional Information:© 1988 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (North-Holland Physics Publishing Division). Received 19 October 1987; in final form 4 December 1987. Available online 29 January 2002. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the support of this research by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.
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Official Citation:W. Nadler, R.A. Marcus, Non-exponential time behavior of electron transfer in an inhomogeneous polar medium, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 144, Issue 1, 12 February 1988, Pages 24-30, ISSN 0009-2614, (
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