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Published May 30, 1996 | public
Journal Article

Femtosecond Chemically Activated Reactions: Concept of Nonstatistical Activation at High Thermal Energies


Femtosecond chemical activation of reactions at very high thermal energies, much above the bond energy, is developed in this report. We address the concept of nonstatistical dynamics at such high energies. The approach offers a new direction for probing the dynamics of reactions in their ground state with unique activation, collision-free, and temporally and spatially defined.

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© 1996 American Chemical Society. Received: April 8, 1996. Publication Date (Web): May 30, 1996. Abstract published in Advance ACS Abstracts, May 15, 1996. This research was supported by the National Science Foundation and by a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. We thank Mr. Obadiah Manley for his help with the RRKM calculations and Professors R. Marcus and J. Berson for many useful discussions.

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