27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Modelling of the reaction mechanism during laser assisted conversion of methane and carbon dioxide

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Poster Track C - Lasers, Optics and Spectroscopy


Mr FJ Kotze (North-West University)


The direct excitation of CO2 and CH4 using a nanosecond pulsed laser was investigated for chemical reaction activation. Results from this study show that carbon dioxide and methane can be activated successfully using nanosecond laser pulses at 355 nm. The results collected from the various experiments were used to create a model of the possible reaction mechanisms using Molecular Modelling.

Primary author

Mr FJ Kotze (North-West University)


Dr A Du Plessis (Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research; North-West University) Prof. CA Strydom (North-West University) Dr G Lachman (Nort-West University) Dr L Botha (Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research)

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