Accession Number : AD0778624

Title :   On the Coupling between Vibrational Relaxation and Molecular Electronic Transitions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND PROJECT SQUID HEADQUARTERS

Personal Author(s) : Nitzan,Abraham

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Vibrational relaxation of a harmonic molecule in contact with its surrounding medium is studied, and its effect on the electronic relaxation rate in such molecules is examined. Results of earlier works which considered harmonic phonon models for the medium are extended to the case of a general thermal bath. The formal expression for the vibrational relaxation rate is modified but the general form of the final results for the electronic and vibrational time evolution is shown to remain intact. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electron transitions, *Molecular vibration, Solids, Gases, Coupling(Interaction), Relaxation, Rates

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE