Dissociative attachment of an electron to a molecule: kinetic theory
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (CNR-INFM), Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
Revised: 23 November 2005
Published online: 12 April 2006
Test particles interact with a medium by means of a bimolecular reversible chemical reaction. Two species are assumed to be much more numerous so that they are distributed according to fixed distributions: Maxwellians and Dirac's deltas. Equilibrium and its stability are investigated in the first case. For the second case, a system is constructed, in view of an approximate solution.
PACS: 05.20.Dd – Kinetic theory / 51.10.+y – Kinetic and transport theory of gases / 82.20.-w – Chemical kinetics and dynamics
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