Accession Number : ADA185754

Title :   Classical Decay Rates for Molecules in the Presence of a Spherical Surface: A Complete Treatment,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Kim, Young S ; Leung, P T ; George, Thomas F

PDF Url : ADA185754

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A comprehensive treatment of the classical decay rates for a molecule in the vicinity of a spherical surface is presented through the application of the work of van del Pol and Bremmer and that of Fock. This theory takes full advantages of the Hertz vector formalism, which is mathematically simpler than the widely-adapted Lorenz-Mie approach which uses the complicated vector harmonic expansions. Results are obtained for both radiative and nonradiative transfer when the molecule is located outside or inside the surface. Numerical results are given for the cases of a surface, cavity and aerosol, and comparison with other works are made.

Descriptors :   *MOLECULES, *RADIATIVE TRANSFER, AEROSOLS, DECAY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, RATES

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE