Heshel Teitelbaum

Non-Equilibrium Chemical Kinetics


  • Position: Professor
  • Education: Ph.D. (Toronto)
  • Phone: (613) 562-5800 ext 6036
  • Fax: (613) 562-5170
  • E-Mail: heshel@science.uottawa.ca

Specific Topics:

Non-equilibrium kinetics of unimolecular and bimolecular reactions and the relationship of thermal rate coefficients to energy transfer and state-to-state 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 vapour-to-liquid nucleation.

Recent Publications:

    1. 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. 441-447 (1995).
    2. 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).
    3. C. Carruthers and H. Teitelbaum, "Non-Equilibrium Kinetics of Bimolecular Reactions. Part 6. Transient Rate Coefficients", Can. J. Chem. 72, 714-720 (1994).
    4. J.Z. Su and H. Teitelbaum, "The Rate of Methyl Radical Decomposition at High Temperatures and Pressures", Int. J. Chem. Kinetics26, 159-169 (1994).