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minimum density of states criterion

This is a criterion used in Rice–Ramsperger–Kassel–Marcus (RRKM) theory for locating the transition state. The reaction coordinate r at the transition state, according to this criterion, is given by ∂ ( N ɛ r ) ∂ r = 0, where N ɛ r is the density of states at an internal energy ɛ r.
PAC, 1996, 68, 149 (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 174
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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