Topics in Current Physics

Nonequilibrium Vibrational Kinetics

Editors: Capitelli, M. (Ed.)

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This book is devoted to the systematic treatment of nonequi 1 ibrium vibrational kinetics in molecular systems. Particular emphasis is given to the vibrational excitation of diatomic molecules by low-energy electrons in a discharge and by IR photons in laser-pumped systems. The book follows the different steps of the introduction, redistribution, loss, and chemical conversion of the vibrational quanta, from the points of view of the overall kinetics and the dynamics of elementary processes. These two aspects are balanced in a multidisciplinary approach. The different chapters give the basic instruments (theoretical and experimental) which are needed to understand the ki­ netics of nonequilibrium systems. The book will introduce the reader to different areas such as plasmachemistry, laser chemistry, IR and Raman spectroscopy, and relaxation phenomena, emphasizing how the vibrational energy affects such research fields. The chapters dedicated to collisional dynamics involving vibrational excited molecules provide an introduc­ tion to the modern techniques uti 1 ized in the scattering theory of inelastic and reactive collisions. The extension of the vibrational kinetics to polyatomic mole­ cules, discussed in Chap. 10, is the natural bridge between coll ision and coll i­ sionless regimes. In conclusion, we hope that the approach followed in this book will stimulate the collaboration of researchers coming from different research fields, which are too often completely separate.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Capitelli, M.

    Pages 1-4

  • Vibrational Kinetics, Dissociation, and Ionization of Diatomic Molecules Under Nonequilibrium Conditions

    Cacciatore, M. (et al.)

    Pages 5-46

  • Analytical Theory of Vibrational Kinetics of Anharmonic Oscillators

    Gordiets, B. F. (et al.)

    Pages 47-84

  • Vibration-Vibration and Vibration-Translation Energy Transfer, Including Multiquantum Transitions in Atom-Diatom and Diatom-Diatom Collisions

    Billing, G. D.

    Pages 85-112

  • Vibrational Energy Transfer in Collisions Involving Free Radicals

    Smith, I. W. M.

    Pages 113-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonequilibrium Vibrational Kinetics
Editors
  • M. Capitelli
Series Title
Topics in Current Physics
Series Volume
39
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-48615-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-48615-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-48617-3
Series ISSN
0342-6793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 344
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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