Outer sphere electron transfer reactions: A generalized Landau-Zener model

Shlomo Efrima, Mordechai Bixon

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A schematic model for the description of reactant pair dynamics is introduced and solved within a generalized Landau-Zener procedure. The reactant dynamics is characterized by the finite lifetime of a pair, and the dynamics of the solvent fluctuations is taken to be linear in time. Evaluation of the average transition probability shows that in usual realistic conditions the reactant dynamics is not an important factor for the computation of rate constants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Jan 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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