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A SET Approach to the Interplay of Catalysts and Reactants

Department Chemical Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 124, SE 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Catalysts 2018, 8(3), 97;
Received: 29 October 2017 / Revised: 25 January 2018 / Accepted: 31 January 2018 / Published: 28 February 2018
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Research within the area of selective energy transfer (SET) on how resonance develops between a specific vibration within a catalyst system and a corresponding vibration within a reacting system that resonates with it is discussed here. The catalyst system is assumed to donate one or more vibrational quanta to the reacting system. The term ‘specific vibration’ refers to vibration of a type involving bending or stretching that, when transferred resonantly to the reacting system, serves to drive the reactant molecules involved to assume the basic structure of the molecules of the catalyst system. Regardless of whether the catalyst is a pure metal surface or a complex polymolecular system (an enzyme), its role is seen to be that of transferring energy to corresponding vibrations of the reactant system. Examples are here presented of vibrators of various types that can act as catalysts. View Full-Text
Keywords: catalysis; SET; selective energy transfer; vibrational resonance; isokinetic temperature catalysis; SET; selective energy transfer; vibrational resonance; isokinetic temperature

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