Broad Audience Title

Expanding the Use of Natural Gas by Conversion of Methane

Scientific Title

Vibrational Spectroscopy of Entrance Channel Complexes of Titanium and Zirconium Ions with Methane

By Tristan Robert Heck
Renewable Energy
iCons Year 4
Expanding the Use of Natural Gas by Conversion of Methane
Executive Summary 

This work investigates methane activation by gas phase transition metals as it relates to broadening the potential uses of natural gas, such as in the transportation sector. Vibrational spectroscopy was used to investigate entrance channel complexes of Titanium and Zirconium cations with methane. These spectra were combined with simulations to determine the complexes structure and properties.

Problem Keywords 
natural gas
energy storage
Scientific Keywords 
transition metals

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