Excluded volume effects in annihilation reactions

G. Zumofen*, A. Blumen, J. Klafter

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Reactions in which immobilized molecules are inactivated by mobile species represent a target-annihilation problem. For idealized, interpenetrating particles the decay follows an exact, closed form. Based on simulations, we also present the decay for the realistic situation of short-range repulsive interactions between like molecules and study the excluded volume effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-343
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 21 Jun 1985
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
Verband der Chemischen Industrie
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


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