Simulation (and perhaps even control) of surface reactions

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Simulation (and perhaps even control) of surface reactions

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 11th December 2000
  • Speaker: Simon Bates (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

First Principles simulation (yes, two in the space of a month....) is now being extensively used to simulate simple reaction processes that take place on surfaces. As well as being able to predict what happens, we might envisage trying to design adsorbates or surface structures that produce a particular desired effect. In this talk, I will describe recent and on-going work to try to understand the factors that control the way small molecules adsorb on a surface. I will show how the adsorption process can be influenced - and perhaps even controlled - by the geometric and electronic structure of the surface and the adsorbate.

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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