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Ionic mobility and ultrafast solvation: Control of a slow phenomenon by fast dynamics

Bagchi, Biman and Biswas, Ranjit (1998) Ionic mobility and ultrafast solvation: Control of a slow phenomenon by fast dynamics. In: Accounts of Chemical Research, 31 (04). pp. 181-187.

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What determines the ionic conductivity of an electrolyte solution has remained a problem of great interest to chemists for more than a century.1-3 Such long-standing interest stems not only from its relevance in many chemical and biological applications, but also from the many fascinating, often anomalous, behaviors that ionic conductivity exhibits in a large number of solvents. Most often discussed of these properties are the concentration and the nonmonotonic ion size dependencies. However, even after century-old debates and discussions, neither of the above two problems has been satisfactorily resolved. The mobility of an ion in a polar solvent is determined by its complex interactions with the surrounding polar molecules; these interactions are long-ranged and anisotropic. In addition, the dynamics of polar liquids were very poorly understood until recently.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Accounts of Chemical Research
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 04:31
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18794

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