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Energy Distributions in Unimolecular Reactions

Marcus, R. A. (1977) Energy Distributions in Unimolecular Reactions. Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft für physikalische Chemie, 81 (2). pp. 190-197. ISSN 0005-9021. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150729-110232282

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Abstract

The present paper describes results on modes of anharmonically coupled oscillators in a molecule, the role of energy exchange and near-degeneracy. and quasi-periodic versus ergodic theory of unimolecular reactions. The quasi-periodic one is a formal generalization of Slater's harmonic oscillator theory. Spectral decomposition of a classical trajectory for the molecule provides insight into the molecular spectrum. both in the low(quasi-periodic) and high (ergodic) energy regimes. The role of quantization of transition states in unimolccular reactions and a relation to vibrational adiabaticity are analyzed. Results obtained on energy distribution of translational energy of molecular beam reactions involving intermediate complexes and tight exit channel transition states are described together with the relation to intramolecular energy randomization.


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Additional Information:© 1977 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Supported in part by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. A portion of this research was performed while the writer was a Visiting Professor at Oxford and later an Alexander von Humboldt Awardee at the Technical University in Munich. He is particularly indebted to Professor Schlag (Munich) and Dr. Child (Oxford) for a wonderful sabbatical year.
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Official Citation:Marcus, R. A. (1977), Energy Distributions in Unimolecular Reactions. Berichte der Bunsengesellschaft für physikalische Chemie, 81: 190–197. doi: 10.1002/bbpc.19770810226
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