Reactions of trapped electrons in organic glasses

J. Klafter, A. Blumen, G. Zumofen

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Abstract

In this Letter we analyze electron scavenging in glasses and make a comparative study of the direct reaction of electrons with scavengers vs. a multiple-step electron migration over the traps prior to capture. For the direct reaction we obtain exact expressions for the survival probability and approximate decay laws, valid for low scavenger concentrations and long times. The electron migration is modeled in the continuous time random walk (CTRW) formalism, by obtaining stepping time distributions from direct transfer expressions. We conclude that the direct reaction mechanism provides a more suitable description of experimental data than the multiple-step process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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