Accession Number : ADA184908
Title : Dynamical Analysis of Molecular Decay at Spherical Surfaces.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST
Personal Author(s) : Leung, P T ; George, Thomas F
PDF Url : ADA184908
Report Date : Aug 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : A dynamical approach to the classical decay rates for molecules near a dielectric sphere is presented through the application of the diffraction theory for a dipole antenna established by Van del Pol and Bremmer. This theory is somewhat simpler than but formally equivalent to that established by Ruppin and preserves a feature which is closer to the method of the theory established by Chance, Prock and Silbey for a flat surface. The results, when compared to those obtained from the static image theory, show that this latter theory can be very inaccurate for large molecule-sphere distances or highly-conducting spheres, consistent with previous findings for surfaces with perfect flatness or small roughness.
Descriptors : *MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS, MOLECULAR ROTATION, DECAY, DIPOLES
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE