Accession Number:

ADA255981

Title:

Gas-Solid Dynamics at Disordered and Adsorbate Covered Surfaces

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 1987-30 Sep 1991,

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-02

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This report covers research carried out over the period of the grant. Two areas of activities were pursued 1 Gas-surface dynamics, and 2 optimal control of molecular motion. In the first category, research was carried out to develop hybrid discrete-continuum techniques to study energy transfer and reactivity of surfaces, including bulk dynamics and surface defects. The second aspect of the research into quantum control theory laid the foundation for the rigorous introduction of theoretical tools capable of designing external optical fields for manipulating molecular scale events. A general formulation of the theory was developed, for treating rotational, vibrational, and electronic degrees of freedom. Both aspects of the research involve the development of formal theoretical techniques, as well as their numerical implementation on a variety of applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE