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Author Wiggins, S. ♦ Wiesenfeld, L. ♦ Jaffe, C. ♦ Uzer, T.
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ ALGORITHMS ♦ PHASE SPACE ♦ TRAJECTORIES
Abstract Dynamical systems theory is used to construct a general phase-space version of transition state theory. Special multidimensional separatrices are found which act as impenetrable barriers in phase-space between reacting and nonreacting trajectories. The elusive momentum-dependent transition state between reactants and products is thereby characterized. A practical algorithm is presented and applied to a strongly coupled Hamiltonian.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-06-11
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 86
Issue Number 24


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