An information theoretic derivation of population distributions for vibrational states in laser excited systems

R. K. Huddleston*, Eric Weitz

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Abstract

Information theory has been shown to provide a simple means of deriving population distributions in vibrationally excited gases where rapid vibration-vibration energy transfer occurs. The implications of the distributions obtained with respect to temperatures of different modes, decay of vibrational populations, and the possibility of vibrationally induced reactions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1740-1743
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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