Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1990, 55, 1647-1652

A stochastic model of decomposition of selectively excited polyatomic molecules

Milan Šolc

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 160 00 Prague 6


In the model proposed it is assumed that intramolecular processes (fluctuation of energy) corresponding to the Poisson process on the time scale occur in excited polyatomic molecules. On the scale of number of events (reorganizations, fluctuations), the probability of decomposition depends on the distance from the termination of the excitation process. This model enables the basic features of the lifetime distribution of selectively excited molecules to be derived.