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Michael E. Brown

Researcher at Rhodes University

Publications -  110
Citations -  3514

Michael E. Brown is an academic researcher from Rhodes University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Thermal decomposition & Thermogravimetry. The author has an hindex of 28, co-authored 110 publications receiving 3302 citations. Previous affiliations of Michael E. Brown include James Cook University.

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Application of the Arrhenius equation to solid state kinetics: can this be justified?

TL;DR: In this paper, it was shown that the energy distribution among the immobilized constituents of a crystalline reactant is not represented by the Maxwell-Boltzmann equation. And the existence of such interface energy levels, with a limited range of energies, would also allow for the variation of apparent activation energy with extent of reaction, and also with temperature, reported for many complex solid state reactions.
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The Prout-Tompkins rate equation in solid-state kinetics

TL;DR: In more than 50 years since its publication, a paper in the Transactions of the Faraday Society by Prout and Tompkins has been extensively cited in the literature The paper dealt with the kinetics of the thermal decomposition of crystals of potassium permanganate, and suggested a rate equation for use in the kinetic analysis of solid-state reactions as mentioned in this paper.
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The significance of compensation effects appearing in data published in computational aspects of kinetic analysis: ICTAC project, 2000

TL;DR: An observed kinetic compensation effect (KCE) can be a result of differences in the sample or experimental conditions, be an indication of complex reaction controls, or, as shown in this survey, may be a computational artifact.
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“Model-free” kinetic analysis?

TL;DR: The non-parametric kinetics (NPK) method is a “model-free” method of kinetic analysis that does not seem to have received the attention that it deserves and deserves wider testing and also raises some interesting aspects of the philosophy behind non-isothermal kinetic analysis.