NonEquilibrium Chemical Kinetics
 Position: Professor
 Education: Ph.D. (Toronto)
 Phone: (613) 5625800 ext 6036
 Fax: (613) 5625170
 EMail: heshel@science.uottawa.ca

Specific Topics:
 Nonequilibrium kinetics of unimolecular and bimolecular reactions
and the relationship of thermal rate coefficients to energy transfer
and statetostate reaction rate constants. Experimental and numerical
studies of the rates and mechanisms of the vibrational relaxation of
simple molecules and radicals, e.g. CH4, N20,0H, and CH3. Experimental
studies of the rates of reaction of vibrationally excited Raman active
molecules. Solutions of the master equation leading to generalized rate
laws for chemical reaction and for vibrational relaxation. Experimental
and numerical studies of homogeneous vapourtoliquid nucleation.
Recent Publications:
 Z. Cheng, D.N.S. Permann, J.Z. Su, and H. Teitelbaum, "Islands
of Instability During Chemical Processes Behind Incident Shock Waves",
in Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Volume 1, Proc. 19th Int. Symp.,
eds. J. Harvey and G. Lord, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, pp. 441447
(1995).
 J.Z. Su and H. Teitelbaum, "Kinetics of the Decay of CH3 Radicals
in Shock Waves", Proc. of the 19th Int. Symposium on Shock
Tubes and Waves, Springer, Berlin (1995).
 C. Carruthers and H. Teitelbaum, "NonEquilibrium Kinetics
of Bimolecular Reactions. Part 6. Transient Rate Coefficients",
Can. J. Chem. 72, 714720 (1994).
 J.Z. Su and H. Teitelbaum, "The Rate of Methyl Radical Decomposition
at High Temperatures and Pressures", Int. J. Chem. Kinetics26,
159169 (1994).
