Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1995, Vol. 11 ›› Issue (10): 873-875.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19951003

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Simulation of Complex Dynamic Behavior during N2O Catalytic Decomposition

Guo Xiang-Yun,Zhong Bing,Peng Shao-Yi   

  1. Institute of Coal Chemistry,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Taiyuan 030001
  • Received:1995-06-16 Revised:1995-07-31 Published:1995-10-15
  • Contact: Guo Xiang-Yun


 The decomposition of N2O on a catalytic surface was simulated by the Monte Carlo method. The results show that both reaction rate and surface coverage oscillate with time. Fractal analysis of the time-series of surface coverages indicates that the oscillation observed has an attractor. The oscillation is chaotic in nature and the attractor is a fractal with a dimension about 3.5 when the rate constant k2 of the elementary step which produces O2 is large enough.

Key words: N2O decomposititon, Monte Carlo method, Time-series, Chaotic attractor, Fractal