THE MAXIMUM LIMIT OF ROTATIONAL ENERGY TRANSFER IN MOLECULAR COLLISIONS AND THE HARD ELLIPSOID POTENTIAL MODEL |

N.K. DabkaraDepartment of Physics, Government Post Graduate College Neemuch M.P., 458441, India |

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Received: April 20, 2001 |

The maximum limit of rotational energy transfer was investigated
over a wide range of collision energy, reduced mass of the system,
potential functions, and potential parameters for the N_{2}--Ne system. The classical limit of maximum rotational energy transfer, (Δ E)_{max}, was reviewed for a hard ellipsoid potential model. It was found that (ΔE)_{max} predicted by the hard ellipsoid model is comparable to a well-known parameter |ΔE|^{*} given by the power-gap law. The numerical equivalence of |ΔE|^{*} with (ΔE)_{max} suggests that the value of (ΔE)_{max} given by hard ellipsoid potential model can be used as one parameter |ΔE|^{*} of the power-gap law. |

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.100.41 PACS numbers: 34.50.Ez, 34.50.--s |