Reaction kinetics in a tight spot

Ofer Biham*, Joachim Krug, Azi Lipshtat, Thomas Michely

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The standard analysis of reaction networks based on deterministic rate equations fails in confined geometries, commonly encountered in fields such as astrochemistry, thin-film growth and cell biology. In these systems the small reactant population implies anomalous behavior of reaction rates, which can be accounted for only by following the full distribution of reactant numbers.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005


  • Cell biology
  • Interstellar chemistry
  • Kinetics
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Reaction networks


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