Metastable lifetimes and fast chemical reactions

Shenoy, S. R. (1987) Metastable lifetimes and fast chemical reactions Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Chemical Sciences, 99 (1-2). pp. 97-103. ISSN 0253-4134

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We point out that, using the first-passage time formalism, it is now possible to calculate metastable lifetimes in the limit of the free energy barrier which issmall compared to thermal energies. This opens the possibility of calculating rates for fast chemical reactions. Possible experimental checks include explosive branching reactions, decreasingly stable molecular series, and bistable molecular isomers.

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Keywords:Metastable Lifetimes; Fast Chemical Reactions; First-passage Time Formalism; Non-Arrhenius Reaction Rates
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