Spatiotemporal self-organization in a surface reaction: from the atomic to the mesoscopic scale.

@article{Sachs2001SpatiotemporalSI,
  title={Spatiotemporal self-organization in a surface reaction: from the atomic to the mesoscopic scale.},
  author={Ch. Sachs and Michael Hildebrand and S Volkening and Joost Wintterlin and Gerhard Ertl},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={293 5535},
  pages={1635-8}
}
Scanning tunneling microscopy data revealed the atomic processes in propagating reaction fronts that occur in the catalytic oxidation of hydrogen on Pt(111). The fronts were also characterized on mesoscopic length scales with respect to their velocity and width. Simulations on the basis of a reaction-diffusion model reproduce the experimental findings… CONTINUE READING