Dissociative recombination in the interstellar medium and planetary ionospheres
2008 (English)In: Molecular Physics, ISSN 0026-8976, E-ISSN 1362-3028, Vol. 106, no 16-18, 2199-2226 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Dissociative recombination is a corner-stone reaction in the synthesis of interstellar molecules and plays an important role in the ionised layers of the atmospheres of the Earth, other planets, and their satellites. The studies of dissociative recombination reactions was for a long time dominated by afterglow techniques, and these techniques are used in improved versions also today, but the bulk of the relevant data have in recent years been produced at ion storage rings. We review briefly these different experimental techniques. As examples of recent developments in the field, we discuss in particular the dissociative recombination of [image omitted], the role of dissociative recombination in the chemistry of hydrocarbons and sulphur compounds in the interstellar medium and planetary ionospheres, and the synthesis of interstellar methanol.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 106, no 16-18, 2199-2226 p.
dissociative recombination, ion-electron interaction, interstellar medium, planetary ionospheres
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57860DOI: 10.1080/00268970802322074ISI: 000260831700014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-57860DiVA: diva2:418365
authorCount :22011-05-232011-05-232011-05-23Bibliographically approved