Computational Materials Science

Edited by

  • Jerzy Leszczynski, The Computational Centre for Molecular Structure and Interactions, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA 3

Computational tools have been permanently deposited into the toolbox of theoretical chemists. The impact of new computational tools can hardly be overestimated, and their presence in research and applications is overwhelming. Theoretical methods such as quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics, and statistical mechanics have been successfully used to characterize chemical systems and to design new materials, drugs, and chemicals. This volume on Computational Material Sciences covers selected examples of notable applications of computational techniques to material science. The chapters contained in this volume include discussions of the phenomenon of chaos in chemistry, reaction network analysis, and mechanisms of formation of clusters. Details of more practical applications are also included in the form of reviews of computational design of new materials and the prediction of properties and structures of well known molecular assemblies. Current developments of effective computational methods, which will help in understanding, predicting, and optimizing periodic systems, nanostructures, clusters and model surfaces are also covered in this volume.
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Audience

Theoretical Chemists both in Academia and Industry, and Private Scientists.

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51300-7


Table of Contents

Chaos and Chemistry: Simple Models to Understand Chaos in Chemistry (J.-M. Andre). Reaction Network Analysis. The Kinetics and Mechanism of Water-Gas-Shift Reaction on Cu(111) (I. Fishtik et al). Clusters, the Intermediate State of Matter (S. Roszak, J. Leszczynski). Computer Simulation of Fullerenes and Fullerites (I. Yanov, J. Leszczynski). Theoretical Approaches to the Design of Functional Nanomaterials (P. Tarakeshwar et al). Methods and Implementation of Robust, High-Precision Gaussian Basis DFT Calculations for Periodic Systems: The GTOFF Code (S.B. Trickey et al). Many-Body Luminescence from Highly Excited Quantum-Confined Structures (T.V. Shahbazyan, M.E. Raikh). Spin-Polarised Surfaces: Current State of Density Functional Theory Investigations (S.J. Jenkins). Simulating the Structure and Reactivity of Oxide Surfaces from First Principles (S.P. Bates, S.D. Elliott). A Theory-Guided Design of Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications (Y. Ishikawa et al). Supported Metal Species and Adsorption Complexes on Metal Oxides and in Zeolites: Density Functional Cluster Model Studies (N. Rosch et al).