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Scattering kernel for polyatomic molecules

Méolens, J. Gilbert and Dadzie, S.K. (2005) Scattering kernel for polyatomic molecules. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 46 (6). 062101. ISSN 0022-2488

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Abstract

A polyatomic scattering kernel phenomenologically presented in a previous article is derived from an integral operator formulation. The five parameters involved in the scattering kernel expression are shown to be equal to the accommodation coefficients of various fluxes at the wall, namely: the fluxes of the three components of the momentum and the fluxes of the rotational and vibrational energies of molecules. Under its present form the model is especially convenient for the diatomic molecules.