Superscars in the LiNC LiCN isomerization reactionS. D. Prado1, E. Vergini2, R. M. Benito2 and F. Borondo1, 3
1 Departamento de Química C-IX, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain, EU
2 Grupo de Sistemas Complejos and Departamento de Física, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - 28040 Madrid, Spain, EU
3 Instituto Mixto de Ciencias Matemáticas CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain, EU
received 4 September 2009; accepted in final form 27 October 2009; published November 2009
published online 26 November 2009
We demonstrate the existence of superscarring in the LiNC LiCN isomerization reaction described by a realistic potential interaction in the range of readily attainable experimental energies. This phenomenon arises as the effect of two periodic orbits appearing “out of the blue” in a saddle-node bifurcation taking place in the dynamics of the system. Potential practical consequences of this superlocalization in the corresponding wave functions are also considered.
05.45.Mt - Quantum chaos; semiclassical methods.
03.65.Sq - Semiclassical theories and applications.
82.30.Qt - Isomerization and rearrangement.
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