Title

Projection operator formalism for the characterization of molecular eigenstates: Application to a 3:4 resonant system

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1989

Publication Title

The Journal of Chemical Physics

Department

Chemistry

Abstract

A projection operator formalism is used to quantify the normal/resonant character of eigenstates of a vibrational Hamiltonian with two degrees of freedom. We show how the application of the formalism quantifies the resonant character of these eigenstates, in the form of a probability, and how this probability is related to the width of the resonance in classical phase space. Normal and resonant quantum numbers shared by a given eigenstate are found to be canonically related.

ISSN

0021-9606