This volume is the first of a set of two which contain the invited lectures given at the international seminar of the same title held at the Centre de Mecanique Ondulatoire Appliquee du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris (France) from October 1983 to May 1985. They are intended to provide a survey of topics of current interest relative to the structure and the dynamics of molecular systems. The papers have been selected on the basis of their relevance to the following four topics: i) molecular conformations and transformations; ii) molecular relaxation and motion; iii) charge, spin and momentum distributions in molecular solids; iv) collective phenomena in condensed matter. The first volume deals f)1ostly with the first two topics, the second volume mostly with the last two. Each volume consists of about fifteen self- contained, reference contributions covering recent achievements in active branches of molecular physics and physical chemistry.
The first four papers of the present volume deal with theoretical aspects of structure and reactivity problems, with particular attention being paid to topology considerations, which have joined symmetry con- siderations as an important tool in approaching chemistry problems. The treatment of nuclear probability density distributions is performed on a model basis for a simple system, even though it has come to the attention of theoreticians through experimental results for complex systems.
From Theoretical Chemistry to Molecular Shape and Reactive Transformation.- Theoretical Determination of Nuclear Probability Density Distributions: Two-Rotor Molecules.- Topological Theory of Molecular Conformations.- Topological Model of Reaction Mechanisms.- Reactions in Disordered Media.- Random Walks on Fractals.- Localization of Excitonic Eigenstates in Molecular Crystals.- Fusion and Transfer of Triplet Excitons in Isotopically Mixed Naphthalene Crystals.- Concentration Dependences of Homogeneous Broadenings and Cross-Relaxation Rates in Condensed Media: The Role of Pair Distributions.- The Effect of Spectral Diffusion on the Saturation Transient Regime.- Simulation of the Electron Spin Resonance Spectra of Spin-Labeled Fatty Acids in Protein-Containing Model Membranes.- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Molecular Motions in Lyotropic Liquid Crystals.- NMR Studies of the Gel Phase of Lecithins and Cephalins.- Interpretation of Proton N.M.R. Spin-Lattice Relaxation Time Minima in Heterogeneous Systems by the Effects of Bounded Two-Dimensional Diffusion. Comparison with Neutron Scattering Measurements.- Theory of Spin Relaxation by Translational Diffusion in Two-Dimensional Systems.- Index of Subjects.- Index of Names.
Series: Structure and Dynamics of Molecular Systems : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 30th April 1985
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.31