Barak Hirshberg


Ph.D. Student 

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For my M.Sc. I studied polynitrogen molecules, which are composed entirely out of nitrogen atoms. I find these molecules really interesting because of their unusual bonding. Our main result was the prediction of a new phase of solid nitrogen composed out of N8 molecules. For our publication on N8, click here.

For my Ph.D. I now focus on two main research directions:

1. Using molecular dynamics to study atmospherically-relevant chemical reactions. For our recent publication on the formation of carbonic acid on ice particles, click here.

2. Developing a method to perform quantum molecular dynamics for large molecules using ab initio potentials. For our recent paper in JCTC, click here.