Algebraic models and quantum deformations in molecular thermodynamics

Maia Angelova

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Lie-algebaic and quantum-algebraic techniques are used in the analysis of thermodynamic properties of molecules at high temperatures. In the framework of the algebraic models, the local anharmonic effects are described by a Morse-like potential, associated with the SU(2) algebra. The vibrational high-temperature properties, such as mean energy and specific heat, are studied in terms of the parameters of the algebraic models. The concept of a critical temperature associated with the anharmonic vibrations is introduced. q-bosons are applied to molecular thermodynamics. A quantum deformation, associated with the model is discussed and its effect on the thermodynamic properties is studied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXIV International Colloquium on Group-Theoretical Methods in Physics
PublisherInstitute of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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