It is shown that various results on the effect of solutes and temperature on the formation of positronium in polar solvents can be better explained by a hybrid model between the 'Ore-gap' model and the 'spur' model, stating that both contribute to the formation of positronium but the inhibition in case of partial inhibitors as well as the enhancement is due only to the second model. Complete inhibition is explained as due to the removal of positronium by its oxidation rather than preventing its formation.
|Number of pages
|Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft/Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
|Published - 1 Jan 1984
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- General Chemical Engineering