Stochastic dissociation of diatomic molecules

Anatole Kenfack, Jan M. Rost
2005 Journal of Chemical Physics  
The fragmentation of diatomic molecules under a stochastic force is investigated both classically and quantum mechanically, focussing on their dissociation probabilities. It is found that the quantum system is more robust than the classical one in the limit of a large number of kicks. The opposite behavior emerges for a small number of kicks. Quantum and classical dissociation probabilities do not coincide for any parameter combinations of the force. This can be attributed to a scaling property
more » ... a scaling property in the classical system which is broken quantum mechanically.
doi:10.1063/1.2131076 pmid:16351271 fatcat:u4bvwtdb25cbpky6fbybfghfia