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