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    Father Time. I. Does the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Provide a Universal Arrow of Time ?

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    The existence of a non-thermodynamic arrow of time was demonstrated in a recent paper (Mod.Phys.Lett. A13, 1265 (1998)), in which a model of non-local Quantum Electrodynamics was formulated through the principle of gauge invariance. In this paper we show that the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation is capable of making every particle of the universe (except those which are not acted upon by an electromagnetic field) follow this arrow of time.Comment: To appear in Mod.Phys.Lett. A. This is a slightly revised version which has been communicated to the EPS-HEP99 Conference at Tampere, Finland (15-21 July 1999) [Abs 12_204

    Dissociative Autoionization in (1+2)-photon Above Threshold Excitation of H2 Molecules

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    We have theoretically studied the effect of dissociative autoionization on the photoelectron energy spectrum in (1+2)-photon above threshold ionization(ATI) of H2 molecules. We have considered excitation from the ground state X-singlet-Sigma-g+(v=0,j) to the doubly excited autoionizing states of singlet-Sigma-u+ and singlet-Pi-u+ symmetry, via the intermediate resonant B-singlet-Sigma-u+(v=5,j) states. We have shown that the photoelectron energy spectrum is oscillatory in nature and shows three distinct peaks above the photoelectron energy 0.7 eV. This feature has been observed in a recent experiment by Rottke et al, J. Phys. B, Vol. 30, p-4049 (1997).Comment: 11 pages and 4 figure

    Relaxation Effects and the Heat Transfer in a Chemically Reacting Gas Mixture with Inert Diluents

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