Femtosecond Activation of Reactions: The Concepts of Nonergodic Behavior and Reduced-Space Dynamics

  1. Prof. Gerhard Quinkert2 and
  2. Dr. M. Volkan Kisakürek3
  1. Klaus B. Møller and
  2. Ahmed H. Zewail

Published Online: 3 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783906390451.ch5

Essays in Contemporary Chemistry: From Molecular Structure towards Biology

Essays in Contemporary Chemistry: From Molecular Structure towards Biology

How to Cite

Møller, K. B. and Zewail, A. H. (2001) Femtosecond Activation of Reactions: The Concepts of Nonergodic Behavior and Reduced-Space Dynamics, in Essays in Contemporary Chemistry: From Molecular Structure towards Biology (eds G. Quinkert and M. V. Kisakürek), Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta, Zürich. doi: 10.1002/9783906390451.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut für Organische Chemie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Marie Curie-Str. 11, D-60439 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  2. 3

    Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta, Hofwiesenstrasse 26, Postfach, CH-8042 Zürich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2007
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783906390284

Online ISBN: 9783906390451

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Keywords:

  • femtosecond activation of reactions;
  • nonergodic behavior;
  • reduced-space dynamics

Summary

In this paper, we discuss recent experiments and perform classical trajectory calculations on a model system to illustrate these concepts for a unimolecular dissociation reaction.