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Dynamics of molecule-surface reactions

Vak 2014-2015

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Core course in MSc Chemistry – Energy & Sustainability, elective course MSc Chemistry, MSc Life Science and Technology

Description

This course addresses results of dynamics calculations on molecule-surface reactions, based on recent papers from the scientific literature. Where possible, a comparison is made with experiment Subjects include: the effect of the collision energy and the initial rovibrational state of the reacting molecule on the dissociative chemisorption of a diatomic molecule (H2) and a polyatomic molecule (CH4), the effect of “alignment” and “orientation” on the dissociative chemisorpton of diatomic molecules ((H2 and NO), and the final state distribution” in Eley-Rideal reactions.

Type of teaching

Discussion meetings, one introductory lecture.

Language

English

Prerequisite

Theoretical Chemistry 1

Literature

Syllabus and scientific articles

Examination

By appointment

Additional info

Biennial course, scheduled for 2015-2016.