The origin of small and large molecule behavior in the vibrational relaxation of highly excited molecules

An explanation is proposed for the qualitatively different types of behavior that have been reported for the vibrational relaxation of highly excited diatomic and polyatomic molecules. It is argued that all of the diatomic molecules that have been studied in bulk relax adiabatically at room temperat...

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Published in:The Journal of Chemical Physics : bridges a gap between journals of physics and journals of chemistry, Vol. 92, No. 7 (1990), p. 4632-4634
Main Author: Gordon, Robert J. (Author)
Format: electronic Article
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