J. Phys. I France
Volume 1, Numéro 2, February 1991
Page(s) 235 - 239
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1991126

J. Phys. I France 1 (1991) 235-239

Absence of asymptotic-time symmetry breaking in a symmetric double-well model of the H-bond with damped stretching mode

V. Cápek

Institute of Physics of Charles University, 121 16 Prague, Czechoslovakia

(Received 11 April 1990, revised 3 September 1990, accepted 8 October 1990)

The proof is given that in a symmetric double well model of symmetric H-bond with damped stretching mode, there is no asymptotic-time symmetry breaking owing to a full initial asymmetry of the proton localization. So, in a correspondence with the ergodic hypothesis, the final proton distribution deduced from the kinetic treatment is the same in both wells as predicted by the equilibrium statistical mechanics.

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