Towards spectrally selective catastrophic response

26 Feb 2020 Gabriele V. R. Shvonski A. Hoffman C. S. Giersig M. Herczynski A. Naughton M. J. Kempa K.

We study the large amplitude response of classical molecules to electromagnetic radiation, showing the universality of the transition from the linear to nonlinear response and brakeup at sufficiently large amplitudes. A range of models, from the simple harmonic oscillator to the successful Peyrard-Bishop-Dauxois (PBD) type models of DNA, lead to characteristic universal behavior: formation of domains of dissociation in the driving force amplitude-frequency space, characterized by the presence of local boundary minima... (read more)

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