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Quantum Institute : 2012 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Adolfo del Campo
  • Quantum Lunch Location:
    T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
    Building 123, Room 121

Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule

The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.

The organizing committee includes Ryan O. Behunin (T-4 & CNLS), Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael D. Di Rosa (C-PCS), Ivar Martin (T-4), Changhyun Ryu (P-21), Rolando D. Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech H. Zurek (T-4).

For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.

To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Ellie Vigil.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Jacek Klos (Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland)

Technical Host: Michael Di Rosa

TOPIC: Collisional processes involving radicals: Theory & Experiment

The energy and momentum transfer between molecules, that takes place during inelastic collisional processes, are at heart of chemical phenomena and are essential to the understanding of the atmospheric environment, characterization of interstellar clouds, combustion and cold chemistry or physics. Collisions may be divided to processes that do not change chemical nature of the colliders from elastic transfer to inelastic non-reactive transfer of the momentum to vibrational and rotational channels and finally to full chemical reactions. I will present general overview of my research which spans the interest from the atmospheric chemistry to laboratory astrochemistry. I will focus in more detail on calculations for OH and NO radicals in complexes with Rare Gas atoms or H2 which are prototypes to study open-shell systems where more than one potential energy surfaces are involved. The properties of exotic molecules formed by Li atom and group-II elements will be presented and new preliminary results of chemical reactivity in Li-CaH system will be discussed.

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