# Article

Plasma Investigations
1968. V. 6. № 5. P. 759–765
Kuksenko B.V., Losev S.A.
Vibrational relaxation of diatomic molecules
Annotation
Numerical solution of vibrational excitation of diatomic molecules by collision with noble gas atoms is obtained using $\mathrm{O}_2$ collisions with $\mathrm{Ar}$ in temperature range $1000$ to $20,000$ K; also in classical approach analytical expression was obtained; knowing intermolecular potential, time of vibrational relaxation is deduced; results are in agreement with experiments in shock tubes.
Article reference:
Kuksenko B.V., Losev S.A. Vibrational relaxation of diatomic molecules, High Temp., 1968. V. 6. № 5. P. 759