Rate Equations, Rate Constants, and Surface Diffusion

  • G. Wahnström
Part of the Physics of Solids and Liquids book series (PSLI)


One of the themes in the present volume is the way the basic interaction potential for adparticles physisorbed and chemisorbed on solid surfaces relates to the dynamics of adsorbed particles. In this chapter we will try to make this connection in some simple cases.


Friction Coefficient Surface Diffusion Transition State Theory Escape Rate Reactive Event 


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  • G. Wahnström
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  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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