Reorganization energy of intermolecular electron transfer in solvents near isotropic/nematic transition

Mark Lilichenko, Dmitry Matyushov

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Abstract

The effect of solvent polarization anisotropy in the nematic mesophase on the electron transfer (ET) activation energy was studied. A substantial variation of the solvent reorganization energy was observed as a function of the orientation of the donor-acceptor complex (DAC). The anisotropy was found to be sufficient to change the rate of ET by orders of magnitude by reorienting the DAC relative to the nematic director.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1559-1568
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume119
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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