Stationary points in the temperature dependence of electron transfer rates

Dmitry V. Matyushov, Roland Schmid

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The temperature dependence of the rate of electron transfer is analyzed in the framework of a molecular theory presented recently, characterized by decoupling the total solvent reorganization energy into two contributions featuring reorganizations of permanent dipoles as well as solvent density. The inclusion of the temperature dependence of liquid density reorganization can give rise to a maximum in the Arrhenius coordinates for electron transfer in the inverted region and for exothermic reactions with small activation barriers as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-364
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 8 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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