Demonstrating energy migration in coupled oscillators: A central concept in the theory of unimolecular reactions
This physical chemistry lecture demonstration is designed to aid the understanding of intramolecular energy transfer processes as part of the presentation of the theory of unimolecular reaction rates. Coupled pendulums are used to show the rate of migration of energy between oscillators under resonant and nonresonant conditions with varying degrees of coupling and how that relates to chemical reaction.
Marcotte, Ronald E. "Demonstrating Energy Migration in Coupled Oscillators. A Central Concept in the Theory of Unimolecular Reactions." Journal of Chemical Education 82, no. 10 (2005): 1530.
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