Classical dynamics of three-body recombination via the resonance complex mechanism

P. A. Whitlock, James Muckerman, R. E. Roberts

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Abstract

Exact three-dimensional classical trajectories have been computed for bimolecular collisions of highly excited qausibound states of the hydrogen molecule with stable H2. The de-excitation cross sections obtained from an analysis of these trajectories were used in the computation of rate constants for the reaction H + H + M → H2 + M according to the resonance theory of recombination. The so-called "energy transfer" mechanism, as opposed to the "chaperon" mechanism, was shown to be dominant for the case of M = H2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-463
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 1972

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Classical dynamics of three-body recombination via the resonance complex mechanism. / Whitlock, P. A.; Muckerman, James; Roberts, R. E.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 16, No. 3, 15.10.1972, p. 460-463.

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