Dexter first described energy transfer through electron exchange in 1953, with formalisms that parallel electron transfer chemistry. Since then, a comprehensive understanding of electron transfer has been realized in terms of theory and experiment, whereas similar intuition does not exist for Dexter energy transfer. Several contributions are proposed to glean insight into the inner workings of exchange energy transfer, including comparisons to electron transfer and resonance energy transfer, including length and time scales illustrating where these different processes dominate. Similarly, modern theory and experimental offerings investigate synthetic control of Dexter-type processes, spin conservation, and applications of electron exchange phenomena in molecules, nanomaterials, and their combinations.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Synthetic control of Dexter-type processes
- Spin conservation
- Applications of electron exchange phenomena
- Insights based on comparisons to electron transfer and resonance energy transfer
Jim McCusker, Michigan State University
David Beratan, Duke University
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