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Atom-molecule collision theory: a guide for the by Richard Barry Bernstein

By Richard Barry Bernstein

The huge box of molecular collisions is one among enormous present curiosity, one within which there's a good deal of analysis task, either experimental and theoretical. this can be most likely simply because elastic, inelastic, and reactive intermolecular collisions are of crucial significance in lots of of the basic tactics of chemistry and physics.One small quarter of this box, specifically atom-molecule collisions, is now commencing to be ''understood'' from first ideas. even supposing the extra common topic of the collisions of polyatomic molecules is of serious significance and intrinsic curiosity, it really is nonetheless too complicated from the perspective of theoretical figuring out. despite the fact that, for atoms and easy molecules the basic concept is easily built, and computational tools are sufficiently complicated that calculations can now be favorably in comparison with experimental effects.

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