Energy Dissipation at Interfaces: From Catalysis to Astrochemistry

- Rescheduled -

11 - 15 January 2021

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort

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The release of energy to solids following exothermic chemical reactions is ubiquitous in a vast range of phenomena, from the industrial production of chemicals for daily use to the formation of prebiotic molecules in the interstellar medium. Finding new ways to efficiently couple this excess energy to collective surface and bulk vibrations, for example using plasma- or plasmon-mediated reactions, could enable a paradigm shift for enhancing both selectivity and turnover rates in heterogeneous catalysis. Furthermore, understanding how exothermic chemical reactions in space deposit large amounts of energy into icy mantles covering dust grains containing molecular building blocks for life, could help explain the formation of prebiotic compounds.

The aim of the workshop is to bring researchers with different scientific backgrounds together to merge individual research interests into a research agenda. This should highlight the appropriate experimental techniques and theoretical methods that can be used in a complementary fashion to accurately characterize energy dissipation at the atomic level in the coming 10 years.

While the COVID-19 pandemic challenges us all we will make use of the opportunity to nonetheless gather researchers in an online format. If the global and/or local situation allows, a restricted number of people may be allowed on site, to be determined on a short notice.

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    January 11

    09:3010:00 Preparation for discussion
    10:0010:30 Inaugural
    10:3011:30 Regular overview talk
    11:3012:30 Paper discussion
    12:3013:30 Lunch
    13:3014:00 Short talk
    14:0014:30 Tutorial
    14:3015:30 Break
    15:3016:30 Regular overview talk

    January 12

    09:0010:00 Paper discussion
    10:0011:00 Break
    11:0011:30 Short talk
    11:3012:00 Short talk
    12:0012:30 Posters
    12:3013:30 Lunch
    13:3014:00 Short talk
    14:0014:30 Tutorial
    14:3015:30 Break
    15:3016:30 Regular overview talk

    January 13

    09:0010:00 Regular overview talk
    10:0011:00 Break
    11:0011:30 Short talk
    11:3012:00 Short talk
    12:0012:30 Posters
    12:3013:30 Lunch
    13:3014:00 Short talk
    14:0014:30 Tutorial
    14:3015:30 Break
    15:3016:30 Regular overview talk

    January 14

    09:0010:00 Paper discussion
    10:0011:00 Break
    11:0011:30 Short talk
    11:3012:00 Short talk
    12:0012:30 Posters
    12:3013:30 Lunch
    13:3014:00 Short talk
    14:0014:30 Tutorial
    14:3015:30 Break
    15:3016:30 Regular overview talk

    January 15

    09:0010:00 Paper discussion
    10:0011:00 Break
    11:0011:30 Short talk
    11:3012:30 Topical Discussions
    12:3013:30 Lunch
    13:3014:00 Short talk
    14:0014:30 Tutorial
    14:3015:30 Break
    15:3016:30 Regular overview talk
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    Thanja Lamberts, Leiden University  

    Seenivasan Hariharan, Leiden University  

    Andrea Baldi, DIFFER  

    Dino Novko, Institute of Physics  

    Jörg Meyer, Leiden University  


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