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ERIC Number: EJ1036361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
3D Printing of Molecular Potential Energy Surface Models
Lolur, Phalgun; Dawes, Richard
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n8 p1181-1184 Aug 2014
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: CHE-1300945|DE-SC0010616