On correlation functions and the onset of chaotic motion

M. L. Koszykowski, D. W. Noid, M. Tabor, R. A. Marcus

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A variety of correlation functions computed over a microcanonical ensemble for the Hénon-Heiles system are investigated. We find the general trend is that of a gradual change to some form of decaying behavior as the motion becomes predominantly chaotic. The decay of a mode energy correlation function indicates a time scale for intramolecular energy redistribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2530-2535
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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