* Kinetics and dynamics of hydrogen adsorption on silicon surfaces.
* Potential energy surfaces of transition- metal-catalyzed chemical reactions.
* High-resolution helium atom scattering as a proof of surface vibrations.
* Ordering and phase transitions in adsorbed monolayers of diatomic molecules.
* The influence of dimensionality on static and dynamic properties of a system.
* New applications to fields as varied as catalysts and the passage of molecules through membranes.
This valuable resource provides important insights into the current state of knowledge about surface properties. Prigogine and Rice's latest work will stimulate the imagination and motivate the exploration of other aspects of this fascinating subject.
This volume is essentially devoted to helping the reader obtain general information about a wide variety of topics in chemical physics. Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 114 includes chapters addressing vibrational energy flow, discrete variable representations and their utilization, the unified theory of photochemical charge separation, and the association, dissociation, acceleration, and suppression of reactions by laser pulses.
Continues to report recent advances with significant, up-to-date chapters. Contributing authors are internationally recognized researchers.
Part 1, :Experiment," contains eight in-depth studies, which illustrate the key experimental work being done in the field today:Chapter 1 provide a comprehensive review of the theory and application of inhomogeneous rf fields for the study of the dynamics of low-energy ion-molecules processes Chapter 2 describes the application of multiphoton ionization (MPI) for the preparation of reactant ion states Chapter 3 reviews the application of MPI schemes for state specific cross-section measurements involving transition metal cations Chapter 4 describes the development of the threshold photoelectron secondary ion coincidence (TESICO) method Chapter 5 presents the conceptual and practical aspects of a multicoincidence technique Chapter 6 details the experimental results obtained using the photoionization and differential reactivity methods Chapter 7 reviews the several recent crossed beam studies of charge transfer and collision-induced dissociation systems involving atomic and molecular ions Chapter 8 is a survey of 15 years of high resolution crossed beam scattering of protons with atoms, diatoms, and poly-atomic molecules
State-Selected and State-to-State Ion-Molecule Reaction Dynamics, Part 1: Experiment offers professionals a true state-of-the-science look at this fascinating and increasingly influential subject.
Computational Methods for Protein Folding seeks to illuminate recent advances in computational modeling of protein folding in a way that will be useful to physicists, chemists, and chemical physicists. Covering a broad spectrum of computational methods and practices culled from a variety of research fields, the editors present a full range of models that, together, provide a thorough and current description of all aspects of protein folding. A valuable resource for both students and professionals in the field, the book will be of value both as a cutting-edge overview of existing information and as a catalyst for inspiring new studies.
Computational Methods for Protein Folding is the 120th volume in the acclaimed series Advances in Chemical Physics, a compilation of scholarly works dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary advances in chemical physics, edited by Nobel Prize-winner Ilya Prigogine.
Advances in Chemical Physics is the only series of volumes available to represent the cutting edge of research in the discipline. It creates a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the chemical physics field. Volume 128 continues to report recent developments with significant, up-to-date chapters by internationally recognized researchers. Volume 128 includes: "Nucleation in Polymer Crystallization," by M. Muthukumar; "Theory of Constrained Brownian Motion," by David C. Morse; "Superparamagnetism and Spin-glass Dynamics of Interacting Magnetic Nanoparticle Systems," by Petra E. Jönnson; "Wavepacket Theory of Photodissociation and Reactive Scattering," by Gabriel G. Balint-Kurti; and "The Momentum Density Perspective of the Electronic Structure of Atoms and Molecules," by Ajit J. Thakkar. Students and professionals in chemical physics and physical chemistry, as well as those working in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and polymer industries, will find Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 128 to be an indispensable survey of the field.
Challenging this drive towards the elimination of freedom of thought in the individual is now imperative if we are to save man and his planet from catastrophe, which seems to be ever imminent and (unfortunately) irreversible.
This last book of Ilya Prigogine provides a small, disputable, but nonetheless valuable contribution towards that end.
Contents:Ilya Prigogine and the International SolvayIs Future Given? Changes in Our Description of NatureLaws of Nature and Time Symmetry BreakingTime in Non-equilibrium PhysicsTime in the Epistemology of ComplexityInternet and Life
Readership: General readers, scientists and students.
Keywords:Scientific Philosophy;Future;Individual;Freedom of Thought
This two-part stand-alone volume in the prestigious Advances in Chemical Physics series provides the most comprehensive overview of electron transfer science today. It draws on cutting-edge research from diverse areas of chemistry, physics, and biology-covering the most recent developments in the field, and pointing to important future trends. This second volume offers the following sections:
* Solvent control, including ultrafast solvation dynamics and related topics
* Ultrafast electron transfer and coherence effects
* Molecular electronics
* Electron transfer and exciplex chemistry
* Biomolecules-from electron transfer tubes to kinetics in a DNA environment
Part One addresses the historical perspective, electron transfer phenomena in isolated molecules and clusters, general theory, and electron transfer kinetics in bridged compounds.
Electron transfer science has seen tremendous progress in recent years. Technological innovations, most notably the advent of femtosecond lasers, now permit the real-time investigation of intramolecular and intermolecular electron transfer processes on a time scale of nuclear motion. New scientific information abounds, illuminating the processes of energy acquisition, storage, and disposal in large molecules, clusters, condensed phase, and biophysical systems.
Electron Transfer: From Isolated Molecules to Biomolecules is the first book devoted to the exciting work being done in nonradiative electron transfer dynamics today. This two-part edited volume emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field, bringing together the contributions of pioneers in chemistry, physics, and biology. Both theoretical and experimental topics are featured. The authors describe modern approaches to the exploration of different systems, including supersonic beam techniques, femtosecond laser spectroscopy, chemical syntheses, and methods in genetic and chemical engineering. They examine applications in such areas as supersonic jets, solvents, electrodes, semi- conductors, respiratory and enzymatic protein systems, photosynthesis, and more. They also relate electron transfer and radiationless transitions theory to pertinent physical phenomena, and provide a conceptual framework for the different processes.
Complete with over two hundred illustrations, Part Two opens with solvent control issues, including electron transfer reactions and ultrafast solvation dynamics. Other topics include ultrafast electron transfer and coherence effects, molecular electronics, and electron transfer in exciplex chemistry. This volume concludes with a section on biomolecules-from electron transfer tubes to experimental electron transfer and transport in DNA.
Timely, comprehensive, and authoritative, Electron Transfer: From Isolated Molecules to Biomolecules is an essential resource for physical chemists, molecular physicists, and researchers working in nonradiative dynamics today.
Topics included in this volume include recent developments in classical density functional theory, nonadiabatic chemical dynamics in intermediate and intense laser fields, and bilayers and their simulation.
The Advances in Chemical Physics series provides the chemical physics and physical chemistry fields with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. Filled with cutting-edge research reported in a cohesive manner not found elsewhere in the literature, each volume of the Advances in Chemical Physics series offers contributions from internationally renowned chemists and serves as the perfect supplement to any advanced graduate class devoted to the study of chemical physics.
This volume explores:
Hydrogen Bond Topology and Proton Ordering in Ice and Water Clusters (Sherwin J. Singer and Chris Knight)
Molecular Inner-Shell Spectroscopy, Arpis Technique and Its Applications (Eiji Shigemasa and Nobuhiro Kosugi)
Geometric Optimal Control of Simple Quantum Systems: Geometric Optimal Control Theory (Dominique Sugny)
Density Matrix Equation for a Bathed Small System and its Application to Molecular Magnets (D. A. Garanin)
A Fractional Langevin Equation Approach to Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Jennie Cooke)
Order Out of Chaos is a sweeping critique of the discordant landscape of modern scientific knowledge. In this landmark book, Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine and acclaimed philosopher Isabelle Stengers offer an exciting and accessible account of the philosophical implications of thermodynamics. Prigogine and Stengers bring contradictory philosophies of time and chance into a novel and ambitious synthesis. Since its first publication in France in 1978, this book has sparked debate among physicists, philosophers, literary critics and historians.
The Advances in Chemical Physics series provides the chemical physics field with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. Filled with cutting-edge research reported in a cohesive manner not found elsewhere in the literature, each volume of the Advances in Chemical Physics series serves as the perfect supplement to any advanced graduate class devoted to the study of chemical physics.
This volume explores:
Quantum Dynamical Resonances in Chemical Reactions: From A + BC to Polyatomic Systems (Kopin Liu)
The Multiscale Coarse-Graining Method (Lanyuan Lu and Gregory A. Voth)
Molecular Solvation Dynamics from Inelastic X-ray Scattering Measurements (R.H. Coridan and G.C.L. Wong)
Polymers Under Confinement (M. Muthukumar)
Computational Studies of the Properties of DNA-linked Nanomaterials (One-Sun Lee and George C. Schatz)
Nanopores: Single-Molecule Sensors of Nucleic Acid Based Complexes (Amit Meller)
• This is the only series of volumes available that presents the cutting edge of research in chemical physics.
• Includes contributions from experts in this field of research.
• Contains a representative cross-section of research that questions established thinking on chemical solutions
• Structured with an editorial framework that makes the book an excellent supplement to an advanced graduate class in physical chemistry or chemical physics
The Emergence and Breakdown of Complexity
Dynamics at Extremes
Grand Questions Regarding Biomolecular Homochirality in the Origin and Evolution of Life
celebrates the scientific research contributions and careers of R. Stephen Berry, Stuart A. Rice and Joshua Jortner contributes to the only series available that presents the cutting edge of research in chemical physics includes contributions from experts in this field of research structured with an editorial framework that makes the book an excellent supplement to an advanced graduate class in physical chemistry or chemical physics
Each volume of the Advances in Chemical Physics series discusses aspects of the state of diverse subjects in chemical physics and related fields, with chapters written by top researchers in the field. Reviews published in Advances in Chemical Physics are typically longer than those published in journals, providing the space needed for readers to fully grasp the topic, including fundamentals, latest discoveries, applications, and emerging avenues of research.
Volume 155 explores:Modeling viral capsid assembly Charges at aqueous interfaces, including the development of computational approaches in direct contact with the experiment Theory and simulation advances in solute precipitate nucleation A computational viewpoint of water in the liquid state Construction of energy functions for lattice heteropolymer models, including efficient encodings for constraint satisfaction programming and quantum annealing
Advances in Chemical Physics is ideal for introducing novices to topics in chemical physics and serves as the perfect supplement to any advanced graduate class devoted to its study. The series also provides the foundation needed for more experienced researchers to advance research studies.