Accession Number : AD0484445

Title :   THEORY OF THE EFFECTS OF ELECTRONIC EXCITATION ON THE VIBRATIONAL AND DISSOCIATIVE RELAXATION OF DIATOMIC MOLECULES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, David K.

Report Date : 16 FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : A theory of the relaxation of dissociation and vibration of diatomic molecules, including the effects of electronic excitation of the molecules, of the finiteness of the number of vibrational levels and of the coupling between dissociation and vibration, is developed. The derived dissociation and recombination rate constants as well as the incubation times are in good agrement with experimental data that cover the range from 5000 K to 18,000 K. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIATOMIC MOLECULES, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), DISSOCIATION, RELAXATION TIME, EXCITATION, HIGH TEMPERATURE, SHOCK WAVES, SHOCK TUBES, VIBRATION, ENERGY, OXYGEN, MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS, KINETIC THEORY, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE