The Chesnavich Model for Ion-Molecule Reactions: A Rigid Body Coupled to a Particle

Gregory S. Ezra, Stephen Wiggins

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a derivation of Chesnavich's Hamiltonian for a model ion-molecule reaction. The model system has the basic structure of a rigid body coupled to a structureless particle. Using the form of the potential energy of interaction given by Chesnavich, we derive the equilibria, determine their stability, and construct two, two-dimensional invariant manifolds and determine their stability.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1950025
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • invariant manifolds
  • nonlinear rotational dynamics
  • phase space structure
  • Rigid body coupled to a particle

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