Hot molecules—off the beaten path

@article{Suits2014HotMT,
  title={Hot molecules—off the beaten path},
  author={Arthur G Suits and David H Parker},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={346},
  pages={30-31}
}
Much as a weary hiker would take the most level path to avoid unnecessary exertion, chemical reactions are generally assumed to proceed from reactants to products along the “minimum energy path” (MEP) through the potential energy surface (PES) that describes the barriers encountered as bonds break and form. In recent years, however, theoretical and… CONTINUE READING