# CHARACTERIZATION OF NON-ADIABATIC RESONANT STATES FOR METHANOL CH- AND OH- STRETCHING MODES BY THE USE OF CLASSICAL MECHANICS

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 Title: CHARACTERIZATION OF NON-ADIABATIC RESONANT STATES FOR METHANOL CH- AND OH- STRETCHING MODES BY THE USE OF CLASSICAL MECHANICS Creators: Chietera, L.; Montagnoli, Enrico; Longhi, G.; Abbate, S. Issue Date: 1999 Publisher: Ohio State University Abstract: Methanol CH- and OH-stretching overtones have been the subject of numerous studies (a) and in 1998 a full session of this Conference was dedicated to various aspects of the spectroscopy of this molecules (b). We focused on the interaction of CH- and OH-stretching with the large amplitude hindered rotation/torsion of $CH_{3}$ with respect to OH groups. Allowing for a dependence of the torsional kinetic energy terms on the stretching coordinates, by numerical solution of the classical equations of motion, we found that CH- and OH-stretching resontant states exist corresponding to the following ratios of the stretching frequency to the hindered rotation frequency: 3/1, 6/1, 9/1, 9/2. The width of such resonances is observed to depend mainly on the height of the hindering potential barrier, which is also assumed to depend on the stretching overtone order (a). Applying Lie series perturbation theory (c), we were able to account for the resonances observed numerically. Description: (a) D.S. Perry, G.U. Boyarkin, T.R. Rizzo, Note RA10 at the Columbus Conference (1998) (b) Li-Hong Xu, Talk RAI At the Columbus Conference (1998) (c) A. Giorgilli, In: From Newton to chaos....'', A.E. Roy e B.D. Steves eds, Plenum Press, New York (1995) Author Institution: Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologie, Universit'a degli Studi di Brescia URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/19519 Other Identifiers: 1999-TI-12