Accession Number : AD0635569

Title :   GENERALIZED DIFFUSION THEORY OF NONEQUILIBRIUM REACTION RATES.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE FLUID MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Keck, James C.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A simple expansion procedure is used to show that the master equation describing the relaxation of an atomic system in a background of inert atoms can be approximated by a generalized diffusion equation with appropriate boundary conditions. This diffusion equation is equivalent to one previously derived by Van Kampen and implies the phenomenological equations of nonequilibrium thermodynamics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REACTION KINETICS, THEORY), (*DIFFUSION, REACTION KINETICS), RELAXATION TIME, EQUATIONS, ATOMS, THERMODYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE