Direct Femtosecond Observation of Tight and Loose Ion Pairs upon Photoinduced Bimolecular Electron Transfer

  • Omar F. Mohammed
  • Katrin Adamczyk
  • Natalie Banerji
  • Jens Dreyer
  • Bernhard Lang
  • Erik T. J. Nibbering
  • Eric Vauthey
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 92)

Abstract

We observe tight and loose ion pairs in bimolecular electron transfer with ultrafast infrared spectroscopy. For large exergonicity tight donor-acceptor pairs do not rearrange into loose complexes before the reaction proceeds, contrasting generally accepted models.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar F. Mohammed
    • 1
  • Katrin Adamczyk
    • 2
  • Natalie Banerji
    • 1
  • Jens Dreyer
    • 2
  • Bernhard Lang
    • 1
  • Erik T. J. Nibbering
    • 2
  • Eric Vauthey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland
  2. 2.Max Born Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und KurzzeitspektroskopieBerlinGermany

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