Accession Number : AD0702132

Title :   TRANSFER OF VIBRATIONAL ENERGY FROM ASYMMETRIC STETCH OF CO2 TO v3 OF N2O.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : Sharma,R. D.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The rate constant for the transfer of a v3 quantum from CO2 to N2O is calculated using a second order formulation of the theory of energy transfer due to long range forces. This formulation is valid if (omega(vi))(tau) > 1, where omega(vi) is the frequency (radians/sec) for transition from initial to virtual state and tau is the time duration of the collision. The theory is estimated to be accurate to within a factor of 2 and agrees with the room temperature experimental results. The formulation is also generalized to include energy transfer due to Debye induction interactions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARBON DIOXIDE, INTERACTIONS), (*NITROGEN OXIDES, INTERACTIONS), MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, VIBRATION

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE