Ab-initio kinetics of heterogeneous catalysis : NO+N+O/Rh(111)

A.P.J. Jansen, C.G.M. Hermse, F.G. Frechard, J.J. Lukkien

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We show that advances in two fields of computational chemistry, Dynamic Monte Carlo simulations and Density-Functional Theory calculations, are now making it possible to do ab-initio kinetics of realistic surface reactions. We present results of simulations of Temperature-Programmed Desorption experiments of NO reduction to N2 and O2 on the Rh(111) surface. Kinetic parameters were obtained from Density- Functional Theory calculations with the Generalized Gradient Approximation, making this one of the first, and up till now the most complex, example of ab-initio kinetics in heterogeneous catalysis. Top, hcp, and fcc sites are all involved and also lateral interactions are necessary to understand the kinetics of this system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational science - ICCS2001 : proceedings international conference, San Francisco CA, USA, May 28-30, 2001 Part I
EditorsV.N. Alexandrov, J.J. Dongarra, B.A. Juliano, R.S. Renner, C.J.K. Tan
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)3-540-42232-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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