A development of transition-state theory
in which the dividing surface
is varied so as to minimize the rate calculated for a fixed energy. The rate expressions
obtained in a microcanonical treatment can be integrated over the energy, taking into
account the statistical distribution over energy states, so as to give the canonical,
or thermal, rates.
PAC, 1996, 68, 149
(A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC
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