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Laser Chemistry
Volume 12 (1992), Issue 1-2, Pages 85-102

Theoretical Methods for the Analysis of Spectra of Highly Vibrationally Excited Polyatomic Molecules

1Dep. de Química, C-XIV, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, Madrid 28049, Spain
2Dep. de Física Fundamental y Experimental, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, 38203, Spain
3Dep. de Física Aplicada, E.T.S.I. de Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain

Received 17 June 1991; Accepted 15 October 1991

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The vibrational spectra of classically chaotic systems are usually very complicated and seemingly unassignable. In this paper, two methods for the analysis of spectra of highly vibrationally excited polyatomic molecules are described, and some results for the floppy molecules HCN and LiNC are presented. By application of these methods, relevant information on the underlying dynamics is obtained, thus establishing a bridge between the spectroscopy and the dynamics of these systems.