A Model of a Catalytic Reaction with Local Interactions

  • F. Bagnoli
  • B. Sente
  • M. Dumont
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 264)


The kinetics of the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide on a Pt surface
has recently been investigated by means of Monte Carlo simulations. In this paper we consider the reaction (1) described by the simple irreversible model:
$$CO^{(g)} + *\xrightarrow{{k_1 }}CO,$$
$$O_2^{(g)} + *\_*\xrightarrow{{k_2 }}O\_O,$$
$$CO\_O\xrightarrow{{k_3 }}CO_2^{(g)} + *\_*; $$
where(g) denotes the gaseous species; * stands for an empty site and “_” represents a nearest neighbor (nn) bond on the surface (hereafter a square lattice).


Bifurcation Diagram Order Transition Order Phase Transition Kinetic Rate Constant Empty Site 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bagnoli
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Sente
    • 3
  • M. Dumont
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItalia
  2. 2.Sezione di FirenzeINFMItalia
  3. 3.Université de Mons-HainautMonsBelgique
  4. 4.Chercer qualifiéFonds National de la Recherche ScientifiqueBelgique

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