Intramolecular Dynamics: Regular and Stochastic Vibrational States of Molecules

@inproceedings{Marcus1980IntramolecularDR,
  title={Intramolecular Dynamics: Regular and Stochastic Vibrational States of Molecules},
  author={Rudolph A. Marcus},
  year={1980}
}
The nature of molecular vibrational states at low and high energies has been studied both classically and quantum mechanically. At low energies the classical vibrational motion is highly "regular" (quasi-periodic) in the usual harmonic normal mode regime. Interestingly enough, it can still remain so when the motion is anharmonic. However, at high enough vibrational energies numerical calculations indicate that the classical mechanical motion usually becomes chaotic (frequently termed… CONTINUE READING