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Solvated Electrons in Alkali Glasses

Naturevolume 199pages902903 (1963) | Download Citation

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EVIDENCE has recently been obtained which strongly suggests that ‘solvated’ electrons in water at room temperature have an absorption band in the 15,000 cm−1 region1. Jortner and Sharf2 found a similar absorption in frozen aqueous solutions of alkali metal hydroxides at 17,000 cm−1 after exposure to 200 kV X-rays, which they attributed to trapped electrons, although they favoured an ‘expanded’ orbital on the cation as the trapping centre2.

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  1. 1

    Boag, J. W., and Hart, E. J., Nature, 197, 45 (1963).

  2. 2

    Jortner, J., and Sharf, B., J. Chem. Phys., 37, 2506 (1962).

  3. 3

    Symons, M. C. R., J. Chem. Soc., 1189 (1963).

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    • M. J. BLANDAMER
    • , L. SHIELDS
    •  & M. C. R. SYMONS

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