Stochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of Energy by Roland LefebvreStochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of Energy by Roland Lefebvre

Stochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of Energy

EditorRoland Lefebvre, S. Mukamel

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This volume contains the invited papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Stochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of Energy" held in Orsay (France) from June 23 to July 3, 1986. The Work­ shop brought together leading researchers involved in the experimental and the theoretical studies of vibrational energy flow and relaxation in activated polyatomic molecules. The recent experimental developments in this area include the study of ultracold molecules in supersonic beams and the development of high resolution (frequency domain) and ultrafast (time domain) spectroscopic techniques. On the theoretical side the intro­ duction of statistical methods (random matrix theory, reduced equations of motion) and efficient numerical algorithms provide an adequate frame­ work for the interpretation of vibrational dynamics in large polyatomic molecules. Classical, semiclassical and quantum calculations on simple model systems show the existence of regular and chaotic regions in the phase space. The articles in this volume provide an updated review of the current status of experimental studies and the relevance of the recent theoretical developments to their interpretation. We wish to thank the organizations which made this workshop possible. NATO prov ided the basic grant. We acknowledge the essential contribu­ tion of the late Dr Mario di Lullo in providing pertinent advice. The gen­ erous support of the U. S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U. S.
Title:Stochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of EnergyFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 30, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Relevance of Chaos to Quantum Mechanics.- Chaos in Molecular Systems?.- Correlation Properties of Sparse Real Symmetric Random Matrix.- Spectral Fluctuations: from Atomic Nuclei to Molecules.- Excited Vibrational States: Semiclassical Self-Consistent-Field and Statistical Considerations.- Semiclassical Quantization by Using the Method of Adiabatic Switching of the Perturbation.- Effect of Diagonal and Off-Diagonal Disorder in the Multiphoton Excitation of an Active Mode Coupled to a Bath: Use of the Irreducible Recursive Residue Generation Method.- Semiclassical Dynamics in Phase Space: Time-Dependent Self-Consistent Field Approximation.- Various Aspects of the Resonant State.- The Spectroscopy and Photophysics of the Amino Acid Tryptophan in the gas phase.- Excited Van der Waals Complexes as a Probe for Intermediate States in Collisions.- Van der Waals Coupling between Internal Rotation and Molecular Vibrations. The Methyl Rotor Effect on IVR.- Rotation Vibration and Electronic Relaxation.- A Quantitative Determination of the Quantum Yield of the Fluorescence of the ? B34 (0-0) State of Pyrazine.- Rotation Selective Intramolecular Vibrational Relaxation in the S?-State of Benzene.- Doppler Free Excitation of Large Molecules and Nonradiative Decay of Individual Levels.- Conical Intersections and Ultrafast Radiationless Decay.- Theoretical Studies of Photodissociation Dynamics In Large Clusters and in Solids.- A Hyperspherical Coordinate Dissociative Correlation Scheme for H3+.- Spectroscopy of Predissociating Molecules.- A Schrödinger Equation Analog to the Generalized Langevin Equation of Classical Mechanics, with Application to Reactive Flux Correlation Functions.- Theoretical Studies of Overtone-Induced Chemical Reactions.- List of Participants.