Phased and Boltzmann-weighted rotational averages

Andrews, David L. and Harlow, Michael J. (1984) Phased and Boltzmann-weighted rotational averages. Physical Review A, 29 (5). pp. 2796-2806. ISSN 0556-2791

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This paper deals with two types of rotational average which arise in a number of physical processes in fluids. The first are termed "phased averages," and occur in the theory of bimolecular interactions with radiation; the second are "Boltzmann-weighted" averages, which occur in the theory of anisotropic media. A general method for obtaining these results is presented, and analytic results are given for tensorial interactions up to and including the fourth rank. Several applications are discussed including laser-induced forces, cooperative two-photon absorption, and electric-field-induced harmonic generation. The proof of a relation involving conventional rotational averages is also given.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 16:04
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 13:42
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.29.2796


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