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