Accession Number : AD0713551

Title :   THE EFFECT OF STRUCTURE ON RADIATION CHEMICAL REACTIVITY,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Klein,Nathan

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Several aspects of the radiation chemistry of water are discussed. It is proposed that the very fast reaction of e(-)(aq) is: e(-)(aq) + H2O(+) yields H2O*. The product of the reaction, H2O*, is an electron-hole pair, or exciton. The very large size and high mobility of the water cluster makes an encounter radius of 25A for the reaction reasonable. The existence, in aqueous solution, of both holes and excitons has been proposed although experimental evidence to date is still so sparse as to be highly conjectural. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER, *IONIZATION), (*RADIATION CHEMISTRY, WATER), (*EXCITONS, WATER), ELECTRON IRRADIATION, DECOMPOSITION, ELECTROLYTES

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE