Vibrational relaxation in liquid nitrogen

  • Calaway W
  • Ewing G
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The time constant for the collisional deactivation of the υ = 1 vibrational level of N2is found to be 1.5 ± 0.5 s in liquid nitrogen of 99.9995% purity of 78 K. This result is consistent with a simple binary collision theory of vibrational relaxation for liquids. © 1974.

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  • Wallis F. Calaway

  • George E. Ewing

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