Society needs cheap hydrogen."Initially, our artificial leaf did not work very well, and our diagnostic studies indicated that a step where a fast chemical reaction
had to interact with a slow chemical reaction was not efficient," said ASU chemistry professor Thomas Moore.
In most conventional chemical reactors, inadequate mixing and mass-transfer rates limit the value and performance of a fast chemical reaction
. As a result, product yields are low, and unwanted by-products are produced.
Fast chemical reactions
in turbulent flows; theory and practice.
Processes that occur in a few milliseconds--such as fast chemical reactions
or the crystallization of certain materials--can be studied.
Physicists and chemists from Russia, where the technique was first developed, describe modern methods for isotope separation based on multi-photon coherent interactions and fast chemical reactions
with selectively excited atoms.
The high intensity Multiple Stream Mixer Reactor (MMR) is a continuous mixer/reactor designed to optimize fast chemical reactions
. It is capable of producing nanoparticles controlled down to the molecular level of mixing, resulting in scaleable quantities with phase purity previously unachievable through conventional batch reaction technology.
Zewail's specialty is probing extremely fast chemical reactions
The high intensity, continuous Multiple Stream Mixer Reactor (MMR) optimizes fast chemical reactions
. Nanoparticles controlled down to the molecular level of mixing are produced, resulting in scaleable quantities with phase purity previously unachievable through conventional batch reaction technology.