Relaxation of excess electrons in a polar solvent

P. M. Rentzepis*, R. P. Jones, Joshua Jortner

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We report the observation of the ultrafast relaxation of a quasifree electron to the localized excess electron state in water. Quasifree electrons were generated by photoionization of aqueous ferrocyanide solutions by the fourth harmonic of a mode locked Nd3+ laser. The rate of formation of the localized hydrated electron is ≈ 2 psec.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-482
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1972


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