Accession Number:

ADA184908

Title:

Dynamical Analysis of Molecular Decay at Spherical Surfaces.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE