Accession Number : ADA190664

Title :   Molecular Reaction and Energy Transfer Rate Estimation for Chemical-Laser Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Oct 84,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Bellum, J C ; Beckel, C L

PDF Url : ADA190664

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report presents the results of an investigation of methods for estimation of reaction and energy transfer rates for collisions between electronically excited atoms and molecules of the sort typically present in energetic gases such as electronic-transition chemical laser media. The research specifically dealt with ground and excited-state electronic structure and energies of molecular collision complexes. The primary result of the investigation is a systematic method, within the context of electronic-structure theory, for estimation of potential energy surfaces for molecules in electronically excited states. Keywords: Molecular collisions, Interaction energies, Molecular reaction dynamics, Electronically excited atoms.

Descriptors :   *ENERGY TRANSFER, *GASES, *MOLECULE MOLECULE INTERACTIONS, *ELECTRONIC STATES, *ELECTRON ENERGY, *CHEMICAL LASERS, ATOMS, COLLISIONS, DYNAMICS, ELECTRONS, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, ENERGY, ENERGY LEVELS, ESTIMATES, EXCITATION, INTERACTIONS, MOLECULAR COMPLEXES, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, MOLECULES, POTENTIAL ENERGY, RATES, SURFACES, THEORY, ATOMIC ORBITALS, REACTION KINETICS, SODIUM, HYDROGEN, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, DIATOMIC MOLECULES

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Physical Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE