Accession Number : AD0816026

Title :   RELAXATION BY VIBRATION-VIBRATION EXCHANGE PROCESSES.

Descriptive Note : Technical information series,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Fisher, Edward R. ; Kummler, Ralph H.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A comparative study is presented on the relaxation of harmonic and anharmonic oscillators through vibration-vibration exchange processes. The harmonic model is concluded to be inadequate to describe vibration-vibration exchange since the small anharmonicity associated with real molecules has profound effects on both the dynamic behavior and the steady state distributions resulting in the relaxation of initially non-equilibrium vibrational distributions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HARMONIC GENERATORS, *MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS, RELAXATION TIME, TEMPERATURE, TIME, ENERGY, DISTRIBUTION, VIBRATION, EQUATIONS.

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE