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High-Temperature Gas-Phase Kinetic Studies

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

RO# Location
50.64.61.B3928 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Manion, Jeffrey A. jeffrey.manion@nist.gov 301.975.3188

Description

A complete understanding of large-scale chemical systems requires quantitative information about the relevant elementary thermal reactions. Such data are critical inputs in fundamental reaction models that are used to understand and control reaction efficiencies and pathways in chemical systems. This research focuses on the kinetics and mechanisms of elementary gas-phase thermal reactions at elevated temperatures. Experiments are conducted with a heated shock-tube apparatus. Current research centers on isomerizations of radicals and highly unsaturated molecules, radical attack and molecular decompositions of closed shell molecules, and the modeling of such processes through modern theoretical methods. More applied interests include problems associated with the combustion of fuels, biofuels, and halocarbons, the decomposition of refrigerants and fire suppression agents, studies of model compounds related to the destruction of chemical warfare agents, and compounds of interest to the semiconductor industry.

 

Keywords:
Kinetics; Combustion; Gas phase; Fuels; Biofuels; Halocarbons; Refrigerants; Fire Suppression Agents; Reaction mechanisms; Reaction modeling; Shock-tube;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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