Muons in Chemistry: Unique Studies of Quantum Mass Effects

Atomic mass, and particularly the masses of different isotopes, has played an important role in both the physical and biological sciences since the discovery of deuterium by Harold Urey in 1932. Both mass and size matter and as we approach the nm and sub-nm sizes of atoms and nuclei, the observation of physical phenomena is dictated by the laws of quantum mechanics (QM). In the realm of isotopic mass, there are two key quantum mass effects: zero-point energy (ZPE) and tunneling through potential barriers. Both are manifestations of uncertainty in QM, embodied in the famous "Heisenberg...


Nov 25 2015 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Niusha Mahmoodi
UBC Chemistry (Tanner Group)
Nov 25 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dr. Christopher Boddy
Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa


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