Publication by Alejandro Boscoboinik was selected as Chemical Communications HOT Article

Measuring and modelling mechanochemical reaction kinetics” authored by Alejandro Boscoboinik, Dustin Olson, Heather Adams, Nicholas Hopper and Wilfred T. Tysoe was selected as one of the most interesting articles published in Chemical Communications based on significance, impact, and quality.

Abstract: Quasi-static density functional theory calculations of the rate of mechanochemical decomposition of methyl thiolate species adsorbed on Cu(100) accurately reproduce the experimental normal-stress dependent rates measured in ultrahigh vacuum by an atomic force microscopy tip. This allows precise analytical models for mechanochemical reaction kinetics to be developed.

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