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3D Printing of Molecular Potential Energy Surface Models
Journal of Chemical Education
  • Phalgun Lolur
  • Richard Dawes, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is gaining popularity in a variety of applications and has recently become routinely available. Today, 3D printing services are not only found in engineering design labs and through online companies, but also in university libraries offering student access. In addition, affordable options for home hobbyists have already been introduced. Here, we demonstrate the use of 3D printing to generate plastic models of molecular potential energy surfaces useful for understanding molecular structure and reactivity.

Department(s)
Chemistry
Research Center/Lab(s)
Center for High Performance Computing Research
Keywords and Phrases
  • Atmospheric Chemistry,
  • Gases,
  • Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives,
  • Kinetics,
  • Physical Chemistry,
  • Thermodynamics,
  • Upper-Division Undergraduate
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
8-1-2014
Citation Information
Phalgun Lolur and Richard Dawes. "3D Printing of Molecular Potential Energy Surface Models" Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91 Iss. 8 (2014) p. 1181 - 1184 ISSN: 0021-9584
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_dawes/29/