Response to ‘‘Comment on ‘14N spin relaxation studies of N2 in buffer gases. Cross sections for molecular reorientation and rotational energy transfer’ ’’ [J. Chem. Phys. 100, 1775 (1994)]

Jameson, Cynthia J.; Jameson, A. Keith; ter Horst, Marc A.
January 1994
Journal of Chemical Physics;1/15/1994, Vol. 100 Issue 2, p1777
Academic Journal
The origin of the factor 1/4 in the equation describing the quadrupolar relaxation times for linear molecules in the dilute gas phase is clarified. The quadrupolar relaxation cross-sections for nitrogen molecule are around 30 Ã…2 as reported by us and not around 120 as claimed in the comment.


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