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The irradiation of 1:1 mixture of ammonia:Carbon dioxide ice at 30 K using 1 kev electrons

Jheeta, S., Ptasinska, S., Sivaraman, B., Mason, N.J. (2012) The irradiation of 1:1 mixture of ammonia:Carbon dioxide ice at 30 K using 1 kev electrons. Chemical Physics Letters, 543 . pp. 208-212. ISSN 0009-2614. (doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2012.06.051) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this Letter the results of an experimental investigation of 1 keV electron irradiation of a 1:1 ice mixture of NH3:CO2 at 30 K was made under ultrahigh vacuum (10-9 mbar) conditions. Molecular products formed within the ice were detected and monitored using FTIR spectroscopy. The formation of ammonium ions (NH4+), cyanate ions (OCN -), CO was observed leading to the synthesis of ammonium carbamate (NH4NH2CO2). The consequences of these results for prebiotic chemistry in the interstellar medium and star forming regions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.cplett.2012.06.051
Uncontrolled keywords: Ammonium carbamates, Ammonium ions, Experimental investigations, FTIR spectroscopy, Ice mixtures, Interstellar mediums, Prebiotic chemistry, Star-forming region, Ammonium compounds, Carbon dioxide, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Ice
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Nigel Mason
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2019 13:33 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 10:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74732 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mason, N.J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4468-8324
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