Mobility of localized and quasifree excess electrons in liquid hydrocarbons

Yu A. Berlin*, Lajos Nyikos, Robert Schiller

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The dependences of excess electron mobility on temperature and conduction state energy in saturated liquid hydrocarbons are measured in order to evaluate the mobilities in the localized and in the quasifree state and the energies of the localized state. These quantities appeared earlier as adjustable parameters of a two-state electron model. Localized electron mobility is described in terms of the motion of a microscopic bubble. The transport of the quasifree electrons is regarded as that of a plane wave scattered by density fluctuations of the liquid. This model, combined with the mobility equation of Cohen and Lekner, finds reasonable agreement with experimental values which vary between 34 and about 400 cm2V-1sec-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2401-2406
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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