Collective coordinates and an accompanying metric force in structural isomerization dynamics of molecules

Tomohiro Yanao, Kazuo Takatsuka

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A study was conducted on structural isomerization dynamics of three- and four-atom clusters using the PAHC to extract the effect of the intrinsic non-Euclidean metric inherent to the internal space. It was revealed that the PAHC were quite effective to extract a few parameters that essentially dominate the collective isomerization dynamics. Thus, in both three- and four-atom clusters, it turned out that the democratic rotation switches reaction path in the gyration space.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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