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Issue 16, 2018

Kinetics in the real world: linking molecules, processes, and systems

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Abstract

Unravelling elementary steps, reaction pathways, and kinetic mechanisms is key to understanding the behaviour of many real-world chemical systems that span from the troposphere or even interstellar media to engines and process reactors. Recent work in chemical kinetics provides detailed information on the reactive changes occurring in chemical systems, often on the atomic or molecular scale. The optimisation of practical processes, for instance in combustion, catalysis, battery technology, polymerisation, and nanoparticle production, can profit from a sound knowledge of the underlying fundamental chemical kinetics. Reaction mechanisms can combine information gained from theory and experiments to enable the predictive simulation and optimisation of the crucial process variables and influences on the system's behaviour that may be exploited for both monitoring and control. Chemical kinetics, as one of the pillars of Physical Chemistry, thus contributes importantly to understanding and describing natural environments and technical processes and is becoming increasingly relevant for interactions in and with the real world.

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Submitted
27 Feb 2018
Accepted
27 Feb 2018
First published
04 Apr 2018

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 10561-10568
Article type
Editorial

Kinetics in the real world: linking molecules, processes, and systems

K. Kohse-Höinghaus, J. Troe, J. Grabow, M. Olzmann, G. Friedrichs and K. Hungenberg, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 10561 DOI: 10.1039/C8CP90054J

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