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Type: Artigo de periódico
Abstract: The applicability of the dynamic Monte Carlo method of Fichthorn and Weinberg, in which the time evolution of a system is described in terms of the absolute number of different microscopic possible events and their associated transition rates, is discussed for the case of thermal desorption simulations. It is shown that the definition of the time increment at each successful event leads naturally to the macroscopic differential equation of desorption, in the case of simple first- and second-order processes in which the only possible events are desorption and diffusion. This equivalence is numerically demonstrated for a second-order case. In the sequence, the equivalence of this method with the Monte Carlo method of Sales and Zgrablich for more complex desorption processes, allowing for lateral interactions between adsorbates, is shown, even though the dynamic Monte Carlo method does not bear their limitation of a rapid surface diffusion condition, thus being able to describe a more complex ''kinetics'' of surface reactive processes, and therefore be applied to a wider class of phenomena, such as surface catalysis.
Editor: Amer Inst Physics
Citation: Journal Of Chemical Physics. Amer Inst Physics, v. 101, n. 2, n. 1632, n. 1637, 1994.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1063/1.467784
Date Issue: 1994
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