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Evgueni E. Nikitin

Evgueni E. Nikitin

Professor Emeritus
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General theory of nonadiabatic transitions: multi-state semiclassical approach, analytical models, surface hopping approach, transitions near the conical intersections.
Quasiclassical theory of inelastic collisions: eikonal approximation beyond the common trajectory approach, semiclassical description of polarization phenomena and charge transfer. Vibrational and electronic energy transfer in molecular collisions. Quantum theory of inelastic collisions at low and ultra-low energies. Application to the vibrational relaxation of molecules in collisions with atoms in the Bethe-Wigner regime. Stochastic approach to the intramolecular energy redistribution: diffusion across the energy space in the chaotic regions of molecular phase space, master equation and discrete Markov chain equation. Application to the vibrational predissociation. Statistical and dynamical description of the complex formation and decay: incorporation of nonadiabatic effects into the adiabatic channel model of unimolecular reactions, formulation of the capture theory in the axially-nonadiabatic channel basis, application to the complex formation at low and ultra-low energies. Theory of electron attachment/detachment to/from polyatomic molecules. Generalization of the Vogt-Wannier and zero-range potential models.

Ph.D: Institute of Chemical Physics, Moscow, 1958

Awards

Member, Deutsche Academie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, since 1977
Member, European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, since 1983
Member, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, since 1987
Alexander von Humboldt Award, Goettingen University, 1991
Barecha Award, Israeli Academy of Sciences, 1992
Gauss Professorship Award, Goettingen Academy of Sciences, 1994
Alexander von Humboldt Award (reinvitation), 2008
Gauss Professorship Award, Goettingen Academy of Sciences, 2011-2012
Member, Goettingen Academy of Sciences, since 2012

Selected Publications

Author of 18 books and over 300 papers in refereed journals.

Publications (latest 5 years, 2008-2013)

E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin , E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Modelling low-energy electron-molecule capture processes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10, 1270 (2008)

E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, 70 years of Landau-Teller theory for collisional energy transfer. Semiclassical three-dimensional generalizations of the classical collinear model, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10, 1483 (2008)

M. Auzinsh, E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Nonadiabatic transitions between lambda-doubling states in the capture of a diatomic molecule by an ion,. J. Chem. Phys, 128, 184304 (2008)

A. I. Maergoiz, E. E. Nikitin, J.Troe., Capture pf asymmetric top dipolar molecules by ions: Rate constants for capture of H2O, HDO, and D2O by arbitrary ions. Int. J. Mass Spect. 280, 42 (2009)

M. Auzinsh, E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Lambda-double specificity in the low-temperature capture of NO(x2π1/2) in low rotational states by C+ ions, J. Chem.Phys, 130, 014304 (2009)

E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Threshold behavior and analytical fitting of partial capture probabilities for attractive R-n potentials, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 11, 9364 (2009)

E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Quantum and classical fall of a charged particle onto a stationary dipolar target, J.Phys.Chem.A, 113, 14212 (2009)

E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Locking of intrinsic angular momenta in the capture of  quadrupole diatoms by ions,  Mol.Phys., 108,  873 (2010)

E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Electron capture by finite-size polarizable molecules and clusters, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 12, 9011 (2010)

E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Mutual capture of dipolar molecules at low and very low energies: I. Approximate analytical treatment, J. Phys. Chem. A ,114, 9762.(2010)

E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Electron cvapture by finite-size polarizable molecules and clusters, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 12, 9011 (2010)

E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Electron capture by polarizable dipolar targets: numerical and analytically approximated capture probabilities, J. Phys. Chem.A , 115, 6825.(2011)

M. Auzinsh, E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Mutual capture of dipolar molecules at low and very low energies. II. Numerical study. J. Phys. Chem. A  115, 5027. (2011)

E. E. Nikitin, and J. Troe, On the kinetic modeling of electron attachment to polyatomic molecules, Mol. Phys, 110, 1627 (2012)

M. Auzinsh, E. I. Dashevskaya, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe, Quantum capture of charged particles by rapidly rotating symmetric top molecules with small dipole moments. Analytical comparison of the fly-wheel and adiabatic channel limits, Mol. Phys. 111, 2003 (2013).

M. Auzinsh, E. I. Dashevskaya, I.Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe. Quantum effects in the capture of charged particles by dipolar polarizable symmetric top molecules.I. General axially-nonadiabatic channel treatment. J.Chem.Phys, 139, 084311 (2013)

M. Auzinsh, E. I. Dashevskaya, I. Litvin, E. E. Nikitin and J. Troe.Quantum effects in the capture of charged particles by dipolar polarizable symmetric top molecules.II. Interplay between electrostatic and gyroscopic interactions. J.Chem.Phys, 139, 144315 (2013)