This book covers the various processes of charge transfer in physics, chemistry and biology and shows the similarities and differences between them. It focuses on the physical mechanisms of the elementary processes to demonstrate their common physical nature.
Table of Contents
I: Physics 1. Electron hopping in polar crystals 2. Non-radiative electron transfer processes in solids with participation of localized electron states 3. Optical electron transitions in solids 4. Transfer of ions and defects in solids II: Chemistry 5. Thermal electron transfer reactions in solution 6. Homogeneous reactions of proton transfer 7. Reactions of atom and atom group transfer 8. Electron transfer reactions at interfaces 9. Electrochemical reactions of proton transfer 10. The solvated electron 11. Photoinduced processes 12. Some aspects of catalysis and electrocatalysis 13. Charge transfer at the interface of two immiscible liquids III: Biology 14. Physical approaches to elementary processes of charge transfer in macromolecules 15. Low-temperature reactions and electron transfer in primary processes of photosynthesis 16. Processes of atom and atom group transfer in macromolecules 17. Aspects of enzyme catalysis IV: An Introduction to the Theory 18. Pertinent quantum mechanics 19. Density matrix method in the theory of non-adiabatic processes 20. Stochastic approaches to charge transfer processes 21. Epilogue