Application of tube dynamics to non-statistical reaction processes

F. Gabern*, W. S. Koon, J. E. Marsden, S. D. Ross, T. Yanao

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A technique based on dynamical systems theory is introduced for the computation of lifetime distributions and rates of chemical reactions and scattering phenomena, even in systems that exhibit non-statistical behavior. In particular, we merge invariant manifold tube dynamics with Monte Carlo volume determination for accurate rate calculations. This methodology is applied to a three-degree-of-freedom model problem and some ideas on how it might be extended to higher-degree-of-freedom systems are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-172
Number of pages6
JournalFew-Body Systems
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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