Highlights with ‘catalysis’

New tutorial: Chemical Vapor Deposition / Atomic Layer Deposition with ReaxFF

Gain inside into the modeling concepts behind a fully atomistic simulation of chemical vapor deposition. A new step-by-step ReaxFF tutorial shows how acceleration methods combine with the molecule gun/sink to simulate chemical vapor / atomic...

Systems Inorganics: Finding a Needle in a Haystack

In computational mass spectrometry, one often tackles the problem of correlating a mass spectrometry signal to a viable and chemically sound structure. Although such problems are commonly solved in organic chemistry, sometimes even with simple...

Fast transition state identification with AMS (video tip of the week)

In this 9th video tip of the week, Ole demonstrates how the PES point characterization can confirm your transition state in a fraction of the time a full frequency calculation will take. The transition state...

Density Functional Theory Study on the Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Methane on MoO3 (010) Surface

With the fluctuations in oil and gas prices, and the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, there is an even stronger increasing interest in transforming natural gas into value-added chemicals that have higher economical and strategic...

AMS2022 Released: Easier Parametrization ReaxFF & DFTB, reaction mapping, OLED tools

The SCM team proudly announce our new AMS2022 release, with many new features and improvements. The new ParAMS parametrization toolkit, including graphical interface, will make it easier for you to develop new or improve existing...

Strategic partnership Kebotix and SCM to accelerate materials innovation

To boost our materials discovery solutions, we join forces with Kebotix, experts in secure, scalable, AI-accelerated workflows (press release). SCM and Kebotix are developing an integrated software platform to enable researchers to develop new and...

Tips & tricks: faster PES and TS searches

Join the next in our series of demonstrations, tips & tricks bySCM experts to learn how to use ADF and the AMS driver more efficiently. Friday 2 October our architect Robert discusses the integration of our...

Unraveling the stability of ThO2 nanoclusters

In the field of nanotechnology, the ultimate goal is to produce nanostructures with specially tailored properties that contrast with those in the bulk. Actinide dioxide nanomaterials play an increasingly important role in the design of...

Photochemical water oxidation by uranyl nitrate

Uranyl coordination chemistry enables a wide range of chemical transformations which have been recently reviewed by Arnold et al. [Chem. Rev. 2019, 10595]. Especially the photochemical properties of uranyl complexes are promising.Among all the photo-assisted...

Palladium makes PVC industry greener

Poly vinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used polymers with low cost and outstanding performance, which is synthesized through free radical polymerization reaction of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). Currently, activated carbon (AC)...