Nonadiabatic Behaviour in Atomic and Molecular Processes: The Ridge Effect in Mode Transitions

  • Vincenzo Aquilanti
  • Simonetta Cavalli
  • Gaia Grossi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 134)

Abstract

Nonadiabatic effects in atomic and molecular processes are often localized, in the potential energy surface, along ridges which separate basins corresponding to alternative modes. A uniform semi- classical discussion of these phenomena is presented for the simplest models for transitions between modes, the physical pendulum and the Hénon-Heiles potential of coupled oscillators.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Aquilanti
    • 1
  • Simonetta Cavalli
    • 1
  • Gaia Grossi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica dell’UniversitàPerugiaItaly

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