Characteristic vibrational coupling behavior of intermolecular potentials

Eugene Dougherty, Herschel Rabitz, John Detrich, Robert Conn

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Some recently available intermolecular potentials have been investigated and cast into a form suggestive of similar vibrational coupling behavior. The underlying physical factors behind these similarities are discussed. It is argued that a typical potential will exhibit an intermolecular distance(s) at which the vibrational coupling vanishes. It is expected that knowledge of this behavior will be particularly useful in model calculations of vibrationally inelastic collision processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4742-4746
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
StatePublished - 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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