Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Steric Effects in the Chemisorption of Vibrationally Excited Methane on Nickel - Springer Theses (Paperback)
  • Steric Effects in the Chemisorption of Vibrationally Excited Methane on Nickel - Springer Theses (Paperback)
zoom

Steric Effects in the Chemisorption of Vibrationally Excited Methane on Nickel - Springer Theses (Paperback)

(author)
£69.99
Paperback 175 Pages / Published: 23/08/2016
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Bruce Yoder's thesis outlines his investigation of the dissociative chemisorption of methane (CH4) on a nickel single crystal. In this work Bruce uses a molecular beam and infrared laser techniques to prepare methane in excited rovibrational states. The excited methane molecules are aligned relative to the target nickel surface. Bruce describes the discovery and exploration of a previously unknown steric effect in the dissociation reaction between a vibrationally excited methane molecule and a nickel crystal. From these studies we see that methane molecules are up to twice as reactive when the vibration is aligned parallel rather than perpendicular to the surface. This discovery will help guide the development of detailed predictive models of methane chemisorption, which in turn may lead to better catalysts for the synthesis of several industrially relevant chemicals, including hydrogen fuel from natural gas.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783662521618
Number of pages: 175
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 10 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201

You may also be interested in...

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.