Stochasticity and Intramolecular Redistribution of Energy

  • R. Lefebvre
  • S. Mukamel

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Giulio Casati, Giorgio Mantica, Italo Guarneri
    Pages 1-13
  3. Stavros C. Farantos, Jonathan Tennyson
    Pages 15-30
  4. R. Lefebvre, M. Garcia-Sucre
    Pages 123-132
  5. W. H. Breckenridge, O. Benoist d’Azy, M. C. Duval, C. Jouvet, B. Soep
    Pages 149-162
  6. George E. Ewing, Robert J. Longfellow, David B. Moss, Charles S. Parmenter
    Pages 163-169
  7. A. Amirav, J. Jortner
    Pages 171-184
  8. W. Domcke, H. Köppel, L. S. Cederbaum
    Pages 217-231
  9. Veronica Vaida
    Pages 253-261
  10. T. Uzer, James T. Hynes
    Pages 273-283
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 285-298

About this book


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.


cluster collision molecule self-consistent field spectra spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Lefebvre
    • 1
  • S. Mukamel
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire du CNRSOrsayFrance
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of RochesterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8208-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3837-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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