Atomic and Molecular Collision Dynamics in Very High Energy Chemical Systems.
CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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A research program is summarized which included several topics in chemical kinetics. A new, steady state statistical mechanical theory was developed which describes and interprets high energy chemical reactions. Photochemical measurement of reaction thresholds have revealed special chemical characteristics of vibrationally hot methyl radicals. In a separate series of investigations, another aspect of the behavior of vibrationally hot species was studied. New and general results were obtained pertaining to the unimolecular behavior of fluorinated alkanes as well as their bimolecular energy transfer processes. Basic studies were completed on the chemical dependence of low velocity heavy ion stopping powers. Preliminary experimental results of molecular sizes to their critical state properties. Author
- Physical Chemistry