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Electric field effects on kinetics of electron transfer reactions: connection between experiment and theory

Authors
Journal
Chemical Physics Letters
0009-2614
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
197
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0009-2614(92)85789-d
Disciplines
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract The dependence of the rate constant for electron transfer on energy can be systematically studied by measuring kinetics in an applied electric field. General relationships are developed between observed electric-field-modulated kinetics and theoretical expressions for the electron transfer rate constant, including both the energy dependence of the nuclear (Franck—Condon) and superexchange electronic factors. The technique described here augments the well-known approach of using chemical substitution of donors and acceptors as a probe of the dependence of rate on energy.

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