Accession Number:

AD0736412

Title:

Vibrational Distribution Functions in Anharmonic Oscillators

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

A model has been developed to calculate the steady state vibrational distribution of an anharmonic oscillator under conditions of thermal nonequilibrium. The model includes vibration-vibration and vibration- translation collisional processes as well as radiative decay. Numerical calculations are shown to be in reasonably good agreement with experimental data obtained in electrically excited N2-CO mixing systems. It is shown that radiative decay may be the dominant loss mechanism in low pressure N2-CO experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE