Atom recombination in dense gases and fluids-a stochastic model

Mark G. Sceats*, Judith M. Dawes, David P. Millar

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A stochastic model of the bimolecular atom recombination rate is developed and applied to iodine recombination in gaseous and liquid ethane. The data required are features of the potential surfaces and a model of the density dependent friction of an isolated atom. The stochastic model correctly predicts the roll-over of the recombination rate with density without recourse to the complexities of configurational models in which the mechanisms, thermodynamics and kinetics of clusters are required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 1985
Externally publishedYes


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