Understanding coupled nuclear-electronic dynamics near a metal surface

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Joe Subotnik / University of Pennsylvania
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The dynamics of molecules at metal surfaces are crucially important and very diverse, ranging from high velocity gas phase scattering phenomena to low velocity electrochemical interactions. To model this diverse set of phenomena, we require both new dynamical and electronic structure techniques, techniques that are accurate enough to be useful (at least qualitatively) but cheap enough to be applicable for large systems (again, at least qualitatively). In this talk, I will highlight some of these techniques and point out just how much work remains to be done.