Accession Number : AD0768912

Title :   Study of Rate of Nonequilibrium Decomposition of Energetic Molecules.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. no. 1, Jun 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Marcus,R. A.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : During the initiation of an explosion and subsequent reaction, molecules can acquire energy by a variety of mechanisms. The manner in which these molecules assimilate this energy will determine their subsequent behavior. A study on energy redistribution within a molecule is initiated in the present report. Different cases in which a statistical or a dynamical theory is preferable for treating the rate of decomposition of molecules caused by chemical or thermal activation are described. Experimental evidence is considered from this point of view. Current studies on the dynamical treatment of classical, quantum and semiclassical methods are summarized. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*RELAXATION TIME, *MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS), (*DISSOCIATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), QUANTUM THEORY, EXCITATION, REACTION KINETICS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE