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On the Theory of Intramolecular Energy Transfer

Marcus, Rudolph A. (1983) On the Theory of Intramolecular Energy Transfer. Faraday Discussions of the Chemical Society, 75 . pp. 103-115. ISSN 0301-7249.

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We consider the distinguishing features of two main types of classical anharmonic motion in molecules, their quantum parallels, and conditions that classical chaos also be sufficient for “quantum chaos”. Implications are considered for experimental reaction rates, R.R.K.M. theory, spectra and a possible type of system for intramolecular laser-selective chemistry. A theory of intramolecular energy transfer between two ligands of a heavy atom is described for a system which may contain many coordinates. It is partly statistical and, for the modes of each ligand which communicate through the heavy atom, dynamical.

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Additional Information:© 1983 Royal Society of Chemistry. Received 21st December, 1982. I should like to acknowledge the helpful collaboration (identified in the references) with D. W. Noid, M. L. Koszykowski, V. Lopez and T. Uzer on various portions of this research. The research was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. I am indebted to Drs. Vicente Lopez and David Wardlaw for their helpful comments. This is contribution no. 6775.
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Official Citation:On the theory of intramolecular energy transfer Rudolph A. Marcus Faraday Discuss. Chem. Soc., 1983, 75, 103-115 DOI: 10.1039/DC9837500103
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