Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-2000

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review E

Volume

62

Issue

6

First Page

7949

Last Page

7956

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.62.7949

Abstract

We present and analyze a lattice model of a disordered dielectric material. In the model, the local polarizability is a quenched statistical variable. Using a reaction field approach, the dielectric response of the model can be cast in terms of an effective Hamiltonian for a finite primary system coupled to its effective average medium determined self-consistently. A real space renormalization group analysis is carried out by recursively increasing the size of the primary system. The analysis determines the length scale dependence of the local polarizability distribution. For the case of isotropic disorder considered in this paper, we show that the width of the distribution decays algebraically with increasing lattice spacing. We also compute the distribution of solvation and reorganization energies pertinent to kinetics of electron transfer.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review E 62 (2000): 7949, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.62.7949. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

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