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During the last 20-25 years, research was initiated using non-classical or extreme conditions, but it remained marginal and dispersed. Recently this situation has been revised. This publication discusses recent research which has established that the unusual methodologies rely on unusual phenomena. Out-of-equilibrium states inducing non-classical mechanisms, original reactivity pathways, uncommon geometrical or electronic states, were shown to result (or their existence can be suspected) from the application of non-classical activation methods, and could be common between the chemistries induced by ultrasound, high pressures, high temperatures, plasmas, microwaves, etc. But this link is still tenuous, and future research will probably clarify some of these fundamental aspects.

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Authors: LUCHE J L, University of Chambéry (FR);PÉTRIER C, University of Chambéry (FR);BALNY C, INSERM, Montpellier (FR);BENEFICE S, CEC Bruxelles (BE);DENIS J M (EDITORS), University of Rennes (FR);PETRIER C, University of Chambery (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18024 EN (1998) 260pp., FS, ECU 26.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1986-8
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