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Breaking of a bond: when is it statistical?

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Unimolecular dissociation dynamics of a model three degree of freedom triatomic molecule is studied in order to understand the mechanisms for deviations from statisticality. Performing a wavelet based time–frequency analysis of the dynamics allows for the dynamics to be followed on the network of nonlinear resonances, also called as the Arnold web. The results indicate that the long lifetime trajectories spend a considerable amount of time trapped near junctions in the web. It is argued that characterizing the dynamics near such junctions might lead to deeper insights into the origins of nonstatistical dynamics.

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The article was received on 23 Sep 2014, accepted on 06 Nov 2014 and first published on 23 Jan 2015

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00180J
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Faraday Discuss., 2015,177, 21-32

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    Breaking of a bond: when is it statistical?

    P. K. Yadav and S. Keshavamurthy, Faraday Discuss., 2015, 177, 21
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00180J

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