Contribution of quantum effects to the mechanism of positronium reactions

Yu A. Berlin*, I. B. Kevdina, V. P. Shantarovich

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Quantum-mechanical effects in the mechanism of positronium spin conversion by FeCl2 in water-giycerol mixtures have been demonstrated by measurements of the rate constant of the process as a function of viscosity over the range 0.7-466 cP. Apparently these effects are due to the tunnelling of the positronium atom (Ps) as a whole from some trap to the corresponding level of the complex (PsFe2+). Similar effects have not been observed for oxidation of Ps by K2Cr2O7.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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