On the decay of highly excited oscillator in a crystal

B. I. Makshantsev, V. N. Fleurov

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The diagonal density matrix elements are found for a dynamical subsystem which is either anharmonic or harmonic highly excited oscillator interacting with the crystal vibrations. For the extreme case of the infinitely highly excited oscillator the result is exact. Different limiting cases are considered. In particular for the harmonic oscillator the validity criterion for the balance equation is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-232
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Oct 1979
Externally publishedYes


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