Simulation of Surface Reactions in Heterogeneous Catalysis: Sequential and Parallel Aspects

  • B. Sente
  • M. Dumont
  • P. Dufour
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 46)


In order to investigate the steady state properties of the bimolecular surface reaction
$$A + \frac{1} {2}B_2 \to AB $$
on catalytic surfaces, we derive kinetic equations of the mean field approximation (MFA) type and we compare resulting kinetic phase transition points, bistability and hysteresis characteristics with those obtained by Monte Carlo simulations performed on a sequential computer or on a parallel one (which requires the construction of a probabilistic CA machine).


Monte Carlo Simulation Near Neighbor Mean Field Approximation Near Neighbor Site Steady State Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sente
    • 1
  • M. Dumont
    • 2
  • P. Dufour
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculté des SciencesUniversité de Mons-HainautMonsBelgium
  2. 2.Research Associate FNRSBelgium

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