Electronic Excitation Transport in Ices: A Key Role for Hydrogen Bonding

Demian Marchione, Ali Ghith Moussa Abdulgalil, Mark P Collings, Martin R S McCoustra

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Abstract

We have previously reported observations of large (>10^-16 cm2), low-energy (<500 eV), electron-promoted desorption cross-sections for benzene (C6H6) molecules adsorbed on the surface of amorphous solid water [1]. We will now report on the extension of this work to other molecular solids exhibiting varying degrees of hydrogen bonding within the molecular solid itself and between the solid surface and adsorbed benzene; specifically we have repeated our measurements employing substrates comprised of solid methanol (CH3OH) and diethyl ether (CH3CH2OCH2CH3). Our report will detail our studies of the structure of adsorbed layers of C6H6 on the molecular solids and demonstrate the crucial role of hydrogen bonding in propagating electronic excitation to the solid-vacuum interface where C6H6 desorption can occur. Competitive electron-promoted chemistry in the form of H2 formation will also be reported. Conclusions related to the impact of these observations on the early phase of icy interstellar grain chemistry will be discussed. [1] Highly efficient electron-stimulated desorption of benzene from amorphous solid water ice, J. D. Thrower, M. P. Collings, F. J. M. Rutten, and M. R. S. McCoustra, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2011, 505, 106–111.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication62nd International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2015
Event62nd International Symposium and Exhibition of American Vacuum Society - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 18 Oct 201523 Oct 2015

Conference

Conference62nd International Symposium and Exhibition of American Vacuum Society
Abbreviated titleAVS 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period18/10/1523/10/15

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ice
hydrogen
electronics
excitation
desorption
benzene
chemistry
diethyl ether
electrons
solid surfaces
water
methyl alcohol
vacuum
cross sections
molecules
energy

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Marchione, D., Abdulgalil, A. G. M., Collings, M. P., & McCoustra, M. R. S. (2015). Electronic Excitation Transport in Ices: A Key Role for Hydrogen Bonding. In 62nd International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society [SS+AS-WeA2]
Marchione, Demian ; Abdulgalil, Ali Ghith Moussa ; Collings, Mark P ; McCoustra, Martin R S. / Electronic Excitation Transport in Ices: A Key Role for Hydrogen Bonding. 62nd International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society. 2015.
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Marchione, D, Abdulgalil, AGM, Collings, MP & McCoustra, MRS 2015, Electronic Excitation Transport in Ices: A Key Role for Hydrogen Bonding. in 62nd International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society., SS+AS-WeA2, 62nd International Symposium and Exhibition of American Vacuum Society, San Jose, CA, United States, 18/10/15.

Electronic Excitation Transport in Ices: A Key Role for Hydrogen Bonding. / Marchione, Demian; Abdulgalil, Ali Ghith Moussa; Collings, Mark P; McCoustra, Martin R S.

62nd International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society. 2015. SS+AS-WeA2.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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