Details of ID4201 (Spring 2015)

Level: 8 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ID4201 Molecular Reaction Dynamics Ashwani Kumar Tiwari

Syllabus
1. Introduction: Importance, History, and state-of-the-art

2. Theory and techniques I: Transition state, RRKM, and alternative formulations

3. Theory and techniques II: Classical scattering theory, Quantum scattering theory
(Reactive and nonreactive), and connections to TST, RRKM

4. The final frontier: Controlling chemical dynamics (coherent, optimal), dynamics in real time, stereodynamics, condensed phases, and gas-surface interactions

References
1. R. D. Levine, Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Cambridge University Press 2005.
2. R. D. Levine and R. B. Bernstein, Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Oxford University Press, 1987.
3. David J. Tannor, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: a Time-Dependent Perspective, University Science Book, 2007.
4. Niels E. Henriksen and F.Y. Hansen Theories of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Oxford University Press, 2008

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Elective
2 IP 4 Elective
3 MR 2 Not Allowed
4 MR 4 Not Allowed
5 MS 8 Elective
6 RS 1 Elective
7 RS 2 Elective