Dynamics of Molecule-Surface Reactions (DST)

Course description Dynamics of Molecule-Surface Reactions (DST)
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 4423DYMOL (DST)
Teacher(s):
  • Prof dr. G.J. Kroes
  • Dr. L. Juurlink
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 6
Level: 500
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Dynamics of molecule-surface reactions
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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 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.

After the course, students
• are able to read and analyse specialist literature within the field of molecule-surface reaction dynamics
• are able to describe the state-of-the-art of experiments and theory in the field
• are able to interrelate theoretical and experimental work done on similar systems
• can present orally a resume of a scientific article from the field with aid of presentation software (e.g. MS PowerPoint) highlighting crucial aspects and including relevant details
• can articulate critical questions and accurate answers about the contents of such scientific articles
• can explain various types of motivations used to justify research performed in this field

Type of teaching

Discussion meetings

Language

English

Prerequisites

Theoretical Chemistry 1 , Spectroscopy

Literature

Scientific papers from the literature as outlined in the syllabus and slides from introductory two hour lecture by Kroes

Examination

Oral exam (70%) + presentation by students (30%)

Additional info

Biennial course

Languages