charge separation
A process in which, under the influence of a suitable @[email protected] (e.g. provided by @[email protected]), electronic charge moves in a direction that increases the difference in local charges between donor and acceptor sites. @[email protected] between neutral species is one of the most important examples.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2231 [Terms] [Paper]