Analyzing intramolecular dynamics by Fast Lyapunov Indicators

Abstract : We report an analysis of intramolecular dynamics of the highly excited planar carbonyl sulfide (OCS) below and at the dissociation threshold by the Fast Lyapunov Indicator (FLI) method. By mapping out the variety of dynamical regimes in the phase space of this molecule, we obtain the degree of regularity of the system versus its energy. We combine this stability analysis with a periodic orbit search, which yields a family of elliptic periodic orbits in the regular part of phase space an a family of in-phase collinear hyperbolic orbits associated with the chaotic regime.
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Elena Shchekinova, Cristel Chandre, Yueheng Lan, Turgay Uzer. Analyzing intramolecular dynamics by Fast Lyapunov Indicators. Journal of Chemical Physics, American Institute of Physics, 2004, 121 (8), pp.3471. ⟨10.1063/1.1756875⟩. ⟨hal-00377883⟩

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