Energy localization and molecular dissociation

S. Takeno, G. P. Tsironis

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We study analytically as well as numerically the role that large-amplitude vibrations play during the process of molecular dissociation. Our model consists of a linear three-atom molecule composed of identical atoms interacting with their nearest neighbors by Morse potentials. We find a close relation between energy localization and bond breaking and evaluate numerically the corresponding reaction paths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-280
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 8 2005


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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