Surface reaction dynamics
Guest editors Xueming Yang and Alec Wodtke introduce the Surface Reaction Dynamics issue of Chemical Society Reviews
Chemical energy dissipation at surfaces under UHV and high pressure conditions studied using metal–insulator–metal and similar devices
Thin film metal heterostructures have allowed new light to be shed on the dissipation of chemical energy into electric excitations on metal surfaces.
Electronically non-adiabatic influences in surface chemistry and dynamics
Electronically nonadiabatic interactions between molecules and metal surfaces are now well known. But evidence that such interactions influence reaction rates is still scarce. This paper reviews research related to this topic and proposes pathways forward.
Heterogeneous chemistry and reaction dynamics of the atmospheric oxidants, O3, NO3, and OH, on organic surfaces
Heterogeneous chemistry of the most important atmospheric oxidants, O3, NO3, and OH, plays a central role in regulating atmospheric gas concentrations, processing aerosols, and aging materials.
Elementary photocatalytic chemistry on TiO2 surfaces
In this article, we review the recent advances in the photoreactions of small molecules with model TiO2 surfaces, and propose a photocatalytical model based on nonadiabatic dynamics and ground state surface reactions.
Quantum and classical dynamics of reactive scattering of H2 from metal surfaces
State-of-the-art theoretical models allow nowadays an accurate description of H2/metal surface systems and phenomena relative to heterogeneous catalysis. Here we review the most relevant ones investigated during the last 10 years.
Quantum dynamics of polyatomic dissociative chemisorption on transition metal surfaces: mode specificity and bond selectivity
Recent advances in quantum dynamical characterization of polyatomic dissociative chemisorption on accurate global potential energy surfaces are critically reviewed.
Microjets and coated wheels: versatile tools for exploring collisions and reactions at gas–liquid interfaces
Scattering experiments using liquid microjets provide a window into collisions and reactions at the surfaces of high vapor pressure liquids.
Chemical dynamics simulations of energy transfer, surface-induced dissociation, soft-landing, and reactive-landing in collisions of protonated peptide ions with organic surfaces
Different simulation approaches like MM, QM + MM, and QM/MM, were used to study surface-induced dissociation, soft-landing, and reactive-landing for the peptide-H+ + surface collisions.
Quantum state resolved gas–surface reaction dynamics experiments: a tutorial review
This tutorial review provides an introduction and overview of quantum state resolved reactivity measurements for methane chemisorption on transition metal surfaces.
About this collection
We are pleased to present a themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews on Surface Reaction Dynamics, which is guest edited by Xueming Yang and Alec Wodtke. The study of surface chemical reactivity is crucial to many important areas of research such as heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, etc. and where fundamental concepts are developed. This issue focuses on the frontier areas of surface reaction dynamics and will serve as a consolidated overview of the most important recent advances in this area. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.