Theoretical studies of spectroscopy and dynamics of hydrated electrons

L. Túri, Peter J. Rossky

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The hydrated electron is a fascinating species that has captured the scientific attention of chemists for more than 50 years. Although the experimental detection of the hydrated electron dates back only to 1962, the existence of the hydrated electron has been continuously speculated since the experimental observation and postulation of the first solvated electron species, the ammoniated electron. Water radiolysis generated an immense early interest in identifying the analogous aqueous species and understanding its physical properties. Despite this long history, the hydrated electron system has proved to be resistant to efforts to unveil a fully detailed microscopic picture underlying the experimental observations. The difficulty partly stems from the fact that hydrated electrons can be observed in diverse environments of various size and dimensionality: in the bulk, in finite size molecular clusters, at water/air interfaces, and in thin water layers deposited on metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5641-5674
Number of pages34
JournalChemical Reviews
Volume112
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 14 2012

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