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Title: Crossing Interfacial Frontiers: Surface Chemical Dynamics at the Temporal and Spatial Limit (435th Brookhaven Lecture)

Surface chemical reactions are ubiquitous in nature and industry: they have been used successfully to remove environmental pollutants, fabricate microelectronics, and produce vital chemicals such as fmore »ertilizer, fuel and food. But understanding the chemical dynamics of these reactions is limited, and the ability to study real-time surface chemistry is just being developed. The lecturer will discuss recent results of studies of the oxidation of carbon monoxide on the surface of palladium, which have resulted in new insights into molecule-molecule and molecule-surface interactions. In addition, he will describe a new project at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials that combines ultra-fast laser excitation with a new, state-of-the-art scanning tunneling microscope to probe electronic excitation and photo-induced chemistry at surfaces. It will have a resolution in both space and time that will allow the speaker and his colleagues to watch fast chemical processes at a molecule's eye-view.« less
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Title: Crossing Interfacial Frontiers: Surface Chemical Dynamics at the Temporal and Spatial Limit (435th Brookhaven Lecture)
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Publication Date: 2008-04-16
OSTI Identifier: 1005220
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US201117%%491
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series 1960 to the Present, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, presented on April 16, 2008
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY ; BNL ; CARBON MONOXIDE ; CHEMICAL REACTIONS ; CHEMISTRY ; EXCITATION ; FOOD ; FUNCTIONALS ; LASERS ; MICROELECTRONICS ; MICROSCOPES ; OXIDATION ; PALLADIUM ; POLLUTANTS ; PROBES ; RESOLUTION ; TUNNELING
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:55:00
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27