Professor Jesús Aldegunde, from the Department of Physical Chemistry in the University of Salamanca, together with researchers from the Compultense University in Madrid and from Oxford, developed this project, published in a scientific article, titled ´Nature Communications`.

Jesús Aldegunde has collaborated in this procedure which for the first time links the distribution of internal states in a change arising from a chemical reaction with a triggering mechanism of the reaction.

After a few years from the research, they have succeeded in reproducing the experimental distribution of the inner states of the oxygen radical and deuterium OD (2P), formed in a chemical reaction O (3P) +D2, thanks to the individual study of each of the collisions that have occurred in this chemical reaction and the relationship between this distribution and the triggering reaction. It was without doubt, one of the few problems which still didn´t have a solution in the field of triatomic reaction dynamics.

According to the comment of professor Aldegunde himself, this research “will help to understand the functioning of the chemical reactions that occur in space or in star clouds, since the universe is filled with radicals and predicting its behavior is an essential art of astrochemical studies”.

More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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