Accession Number : ADA130160

Title :   The Quantum Dynamics of Chemical Reactions.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Jul 81-30 Jun 82,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kuppermann,Aron

PDF Url : ADA130160

Report Date : 31 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 489

Abstract : In this project, we developed accurate and approximate methods for calculating cross sections of elementary reactions. These methods were applied to systems of importance for the fundamental aspects of chemical dynamics and for advanced technologies of interest to the United States Air Force. The application included calculations of three-atom exchange reactions, break-up and three-body recombination collisions and vibrational quenching by reaction. These calculations improved our understanding of such processes and permitted an assessment of some approximate methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Quantum theory, *Dynamics, *Recombination reactions, *Cross sections, Computations, Ion exchange, Collisions, Quenching, Molecular vibration, Approximation(Mathematics), Chemical lasers, High energy, Molecular rotation

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE