PChem Special Seminar – Prof. Ashwani Tiwari (Indian Institute Of Science Education And Research Kolkata)

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8335 Chemistry
@ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dynamics of H2O Dissociation on Metal Surfaces
Ashwani K. Tiwari
Department of Chemical Sciences,
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

Dissociation of H2O on a metal surface is rate-limiting step in many industrially important reactions. In a few recent experiments, it has been observed that dissociation of H2O on a metal surface is mode-selective. In other words, this reaction is not statistical in nature and therefore, one cannot use transition state-based theories to get insights of this reaction. Our quantum dynamical calculations show that mode-mode coupling along the reaction path is the key factor in deciding the quantum of mode-selectivity in this reaction.

Faculty Host: Prof. Arun Yethiraj