A Unified Model of Vibraluminescence and Thermal Emission.
Technical rept. 30 Jun 85-30 Jun 86,
MISSION RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA
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This report develops a model for determining factors, called delta factors which, when multiplied by the Boltzmann populations for vibrational states of selected molecules, gives the actual state populations under conditions, where excitation and deexcitation occur by a combination of V-T collisions, V-V collisions, and a radiation field. Specifically included is the excitation of states of infrared IR-active molecules by V-V transfer from any excess population of N2v1 andor O2v1 molecules with subsequent emission of radiation called vibraluminescence. The radiation rate from a state of an Infrared-active molecule, including thermal emission, vibraluminescence, photon scatter, and effects due to collision limiting, are then obtained by multiplying the thermal equilibrium emission rate from the state by the associated delta factor. With inclusion of vibrational coupling among states N2, O2, H2O, and CO2 including 3 minor isotopes, analytical expressions are developed to describe the time dependence of the delta factors following an initial enhancement of the N2v1 and O2v1 populations by an atmospheric disturbance. Vibrational coupling between N21, O21 and states of CO, NO, and NO is also considered. The model provides delta factors that permit the calculation of the non equilibrium volume emission rate thermal vibraluminescence photon scatter from 53 bands of the above species spanning the wavelength region from about 1.4 to 15 micrometers.