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Dielectric friction and molecular relaxation in dipolar liquids - Preface

Bagchi, Biman and Barthel, Josef (1998) Dielectric friction and molecular relaxation in dipolar liquids - Preface. In: Journal of Molecular Liquids, 77 (1-3). 07-08.

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Understanding of the structure and dynamics of dipolar liquids has undergone a renaissance in the past decade. This rapid progress has been rendered possible by extensive experimental, theoretical and computer simulation studies on the solvation of polar probe molecules in dipolar solvents. Several remarkable discoveries have been made. For example, the large amplitude of the ultra-fast component of solvation in water and acetonitrile with a sub-hundred femtosecond time constant was certainly not anticipated even in the late eighties. Needless to say, the new results have created great enthusiasm and are helping to understand better the solvent effects on electron transfer reactions, vibrational relaxation and in many other dynamic processes in dipolar solvents.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Molecular Liquids
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2009 08:54
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18377

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