Collinear inelastic collisions of an atom and a diatomic molecule using operator methods

Authors

  • T. Wendler
  • J. Récamier
  • M. Berrondo

Keywords:

Inelastic, collisions, Lie, algebraic, harmonic, oscillator

Abstract

We calculate transition probabilities between vibrational levels of a diatomic molecule induced by an incident atom. Our prototype model is constructed treating the relative translation of the colliding species as a classical variable. The vibrational states of the diatomic molecule are treated quantum mechanically in terms of the evolution operator without involving wave functions. The corresponding equations of motion are coupled quasi-classically. For illustration purposes we present applications to the time dependence of transition probabilities for different initial and final states as well as a canonical ensemble of initial conditions.

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Published

2013-01-01

How to Cite

Wendler, T., J. Récamier, and M. Berrondo. 2013. “Collinear Inelastic Collisions of an Atom and a Diatomic Molecule Using Operator Methods”. Revista Mexicana De Física 59 (4):296-0. https://rmf.smf.mx/ojs/index.php/rmf/article/view/4001.