UNIMOLECULAR DISSOCIATION IN THE REGULAR REGIME


YURTSEVER E., GUNAY H., UZER T.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol.99, no.2, pp.1135-1144, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.465411
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1135-1144

Abstract

The unimolecular dissociation of a model triatomic molecule is analyzed. The model, which is loosely based on the radical HO2, shows mostly regular dynamical behavior although it has enough energy to dissociate. By analyzing the progress towards dissociation, we find that dissociation takes place due to concerted and correlated motions as in the Slater theory of unimolecular reactions rather than the steady accumulation of energy in the dissociative mode.