temperature jump

A relaxation technique in which the temperature of a chemical system is suddenly raised. The system then relaxes to a new state of equilibrium, and analysis of the relaxation processes provides rate constants.
See also: relaxation
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PAC, 1996, 68, 149. 'A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 189 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668010149)