Dynamical Analysis of Molecular Decay at Spherical Surfaces.
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST
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A dynamical approach to the classical decay rates for molecules near a dielectric sphere is presented through the application of the diffraction theory for a dipole antenna established by Van del Pol and Bremmer. This theory is somewhat simpler than but formally equivalent to that established by Ruppin and preserves a feature which is closer to the method of the theory established by Chance, Prock and Silbey for a flat surface. The results, when compared to those obtained from the static image theory, show that this latter theory can be very inaccurate for large molecule-sphere distances or highly-conducting spheres, consistent with previous findings for surfaces with perfect flatness or small roughness.
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