Dynamics of molecule-surface reactions (2015-2016)

uSis code: 
4423DYMOL
Teacher(s): 
Dr. L.B.F. Juurlink
Teacher(s): 
Prof. dr. G.J. Kroes
Course category: 
core course in Chemistry - Energy & Sustainability
Programme: 
MSc Chemistry
EC: 
6.0
Level: 
500
Course language: 
English
Year: 
2015-2016
Block: 
III
Block: 
IV

This course addresses results of both dynamics calculations and experiments on molecule-surface reactions, based on recent papers from the scientific literature. Where possible, a comparison is made where results are available from both approaches. Subjects include: the effect of the collision energy and the initial rovibrational state of the reacting molecule on the dissociative chemisorption of diatomic molecules (e.g. H2, N2, and O2) and a polyatomic molecule (CH4), the effect of "alignment" and "orientation" on the dissociative chemisorption of diatomic molecules (H2 and NO), and the final state distribution” in Eley-Rideal reactions.

 

Remarks: 

Biennial course scheduled for 2015-2016.