Stochastic theory of collisional energy transfer: nature of convergence of master equation transition probabilities and moments as a function of cumulant expansion order

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Closed form expressions for collisional energy transfer transition probabilities and moments are determined for the forced oscillator model by solving cumulant expansion master equation in second, fourth, sixth and infinite order. This enables a study of convergence properties of the cumulant expansion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-374
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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