Syntax Highlighting in Zacros

Zacros parses text files that follow a specific keyword-based syntax and can be generated by a text editor such as Notepad++ or Textpad. Such editors support syntax highlighting to make it easier for the user to read and modify the input. Within the Zacros distribution one can find the files that define the Zacros input language keywords for Notepad++ or Textpad. In this tutorial you will learn how to import these files and enable syntax highlighting for Zacros input files.

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Ziff-Gulari-Barshad Model in Zacros

Ziff, Gulari and Barshad were the first to demonstrate kinetic phase transitions in a conceptual model for CO oxidation on the surface of a heterogeneous catalyst [R. M. Ziff, E. Gulari, Y. Barshad (1986) Phys. Rev. Lett. 56: 2553]. Using a mechanism that includes the non-dissociative adsorption of CO, the dissociative adsorption of O2, and the fast CO oxidation reaction Ziff et al., found a second order phase transition from an O-poisoned regime to a reactive regime, and a first order transition from the reactive to the CO-poisoned regime. Such a model can be easily set up in Zacros: this tutorial explains how to create the necessary input files.

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