Rotation/translation interplay in the recoil statistics of cluster evaporation
Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire, CNRS,
Bâtiment 210, Université de Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Published online: 15 January 2001
A new statistical model has been developed in the framework of Phase Space Theory to describe the evaporation process of non-rotating clusters. The novelty of the theoretical approach resides in its ability to easily separate the total kinetic energy released in an evaporation process into the rotational and translational contributions. This new model has been tested by comparing its predictions with the results of Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations for the unimolecular evaporation of two types of van der Waals clusters: the aniline-(argon)n molecular clusters and the neat argon Arn clusters.
PACS: 36.40.Ei – Phase transition in clusters / 82.20.Db – Statistical theories (including transition state)
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2001