Chapter 11. Collision Processes Involving Atomic Particles

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 12 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527608089.ch11

Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems

Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2006) Collision Processes Involving Atomic Particles, in Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527608089.ch11

Author Information

  1. Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406135

Online ISBN: 9783527608089

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Keywords:

  • statistical physics;
  • non-equilibrium atomic systems;
  • collision processes;
  • elastic collisions of particles;
  • hard sphere model;
  • liquid drop model;
  • resonant charge exchange process;
  • principle of detailed balance;
  • direct and inverse processes;
  • three-body processes;
  • processes of cluster growth

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Elementary Collisions of Particles

  • Elastic Collisions of Particles

  • Hard Sphere Model

  • Cross Section of Capture

  • Liquid Drop Model

  • Association of Clusters in Dense Buffer Gas

  • The Resonant Charge Exchange Process

  • The Principle of Detailed Balance for Direct and Inverse Processes

  • Three-body Processes and the Principle of Detailed Balance

  • The Principle of Detailed Balance for Processes of Cluster Growth