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Kinetics modeling of dynamics: the case of femtosecond-activated direct reactions

Møller, Klaus B. and Zewail, Ahmed H. (2002) Kinetics modeling of dynamics: the case of femtosecond-activated direct reactions. Chemical Physics Letters, 351 (3-4). pp. 281-288. ISSN 0009-2614. doi:10.1016/S0009-2614(01)01380-X.

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A comparison between a kinetics model and the familiar picture of femtosecond dynamics for direct bond breakage is presented. The kinetics model involves a series of consecutive first-order reactions between transient configurations of the molecule as the bond stretches, before it breaks. We show that in the limit where a large enough number of transient configurations are included, the kinetics model reproduces the molecular response expected from the dynamical picture in a classical, one-trajectory sense.

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Additional Information:© 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. Received 26 October 2001; in final form 12 November 2001. Available online 14 December 2001. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation and the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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Official Citation:Klaus B. Møller, Ahmed H. Zewail, Kinetics modeling of dynamics: the case of femtosecond-activated direct reactions, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 351, Issues 3–4, 10 January 2002, Pages 281-288, ISSN 0009-2614, (
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