Fifty Years of Electron Transfer
and RRKM Theories
Fan Support: Symposium speakers autographed
a copy of Marcus'
initial electron-transfer theory paper (J. Chem. Phys. 1956, 24, 966).
fifty years ago, the first paper that led to the development of electron
transfer theory was published by Rudy Marcus in the Journal of Chemical
Physics. Not long before that, a series of papers providing a
quantitative theory, and later becoming known as RRKM, for unimolecular
dissociation of polyatomic molecules had appeared. That was the beginning of
an era of truly amazing developments in physical chemistry. This symposium was
held in honor of Rudy Marcus and reviewed the past and the present of the
electron transfer and unimolecular dynamics fields.