Collision Dynamics

  • Francis F. Chen
  • Jane P. Chang
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Abstract

The collision cross-section, σ c , is an averaged value that is proportional to the probability that a certain type of collisional process will occur, and is a function of the closing velocities of the particles. At times it will also be a function of the angle between incident particle trajectory and a line connecting the centers of the particles as they collide; in this case, integrating over all possible collision configurations will yield the correct cross-section.

Keywords

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis F. Chen
    • 1
  • Jane P. Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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