Transition of Kinetic into Vibrational Energy by Collisions with Particles

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IN the work of Leipunsky and one of us1 it was shown that dissociation of hydrogen molecules by collision with positive potassium, sodium, and lithium ions occurs only with such energies of the ions that the part of their energy transmitted (according to the energy and momentum law) to the hydrogen molecule is not 4.3 volt (dissociation energy), but 12.4 volt (exciting energy).

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    A. Leipunsky u. A. Shechter, Zeit. f. Phys., 59, 857; 1930.

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SEMENOFF, N., SHECHTER, A. Transition of Kinetic into Vibrational Energy by Collisions with Particles. Nature 126, 436–437 (1930). https://doi.org/10.1038/126436b0

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