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Colloquium | Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

Ongoing Adventures in Modeling Gas/Surface Interactions in Heterogeneous Catalysis

CSE Colloquium

Abstract: This talk will present an overview of work in my group on providing detailed models for heterogeneous catalysts. I will discuss three different systems — methane activation on a single-site catalyst, catalytic combustion on platinum, and methanation on nickel — which highlight some of the challenges in building elementary kinetic mechanisms for gas/surface systems.