process in which the reacting system has to cross over between different electronic
surfaces in passing from reactants to products. For diabatic electron transfer
the electronic transmission factor
is ≪ 1 (see Marcus equation
). The term non-adiabatic electron transfer
has also been used and is in fact more widespread, but should be discouraged because
it contains a double negation.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223
(Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
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