By using a quantum molecular dynamics method, we provide evidence that excess electrons in dilute NaNaBr solutions localize to form dipolar Na atomic-like states. This is at variance with solutions involving heavier alkali metals, where F-center-like states are formed. At higher concentrations, we observe formation of various spin-paired species. In agreement with earlier speculations, the most probable are found to be Na- and Na2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry