Theory of activated rate processes: Coupled modes

Benny Carmeli*, Abraham Nitzan

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The thermally activated escape rate of a classical particle out of a potential well is studied in a simple model which includes coupling between the escape (reactive) coordinate and another coordinate. The main effect of the non-reactive coordinate is to open a new (non-markovian) channel between the reactive coordinate and the thermal bath.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 27 Apr 1984


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