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Theoretical calculation of the photo-induced electron transfer rate between a gold atom and a gold cation solvated in CCl4

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Theoretical calculation of the photo-induced electron transfer rate between a gold atom and a gold cation solvated in CCl4
Abstract

A theoretical calculation was performed to evaluate the photo-induced electron transfer (PIET) rate between a gold atom and a gold ion solvated in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in the framework of Marcus electron transfer (ET) theory, including both solvent reorganization effects and electronic wavefunction coupling between the ET diabatic states. A novel component of this work involves calculation of the electronic coupling strength using a recently developed constrained real-time time-dependent density-functional-theory (CRT-TDDFT) method. It is found that the PIET rate reaches its maximum value at the electronic resonance wavelength regardless of the inter-particle separation, suggesting a strong correlation between PIET and light absorption. In comparison with thermally activated electron transfer (TAET) at room temperature, light irradiation is demonstrated to be much more efficient than thermal fluctuations in promoting long-range ET, at least for the most common situations, when the light travelling substantially exceeds thermal energy. This work is the first step towards a quantum theory of plasmon enhanced electron transfer, and the theory can also be used to calculate electron transfer rates quite generally for condensed phase problems.

Keywords
Photo-induced electron transfer; Density functional theory; Marcus theory
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 221, Issues 2–3, 25 June 2011, Pages 143–147
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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