reorganization energy

in electron transfer
Gibbs energy dissipated when a system that has undergone 'vertical' @[email protected] (i.e., @[email protected] obeying the @[email protected]) relaxes to the equilibrium state for its new charge distribution. Commonly the total reorganization energy (\(\lambda\)) is written as the sum of an inner contribution (\(\lambda_{\text{in}}\)) and an outer contribution (\(\lambda_{\text{out}}\)) attributed to nuclear reorganizations of the redox partners and their environment (solvent), respectively.
Approximations have been proposed to calculate the value of \(\lambda_{\text{out}}\) taking into account the '@[email protected]' of the solvent.
PAC, 2007, 79, 293. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)) on page 414 [Terms] [Paper]