Laboratory studies of desorption in model astrophysical ice systems

Martin McCoustra, Mark Collings

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Abstract

In recent years, there has seen a very rapid growth in the investigation of model interstellar ices using ultrahigh vacuum surface science methodologies. One of the areas where the application of such techniques has proved to be particularly fruitful has been the investigation of the desorption processes that icy solids may undergo in astrophysical environments. Surface science techniques have allowed us to investigate both the thermal and non-thermal desorption mechanisms that might be at play in such astrophysical environments and extract useful information on the mechanisms and rates of such process. In turn, these have provided molecular astrophysicists with a more realistic picture of the behaviour of icy grains from which to construct their models of a range of environments in which is processing and desorption plays a crucial role. This article provides a review of the literature relating UHV surface science studies of thermal and non-thermal desorption relevant to astronomy and astrophysics from the perspective of an experimental group engaged in these studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst International Conference on Chemical Evolution of Star Forming Region and Origin of Life : Astrochem2012 : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 10-13 July 2012
EditorsSandip K Chakrabarti, Kinsuk Acharyya, Ankan Das
Place of PublicationMelville, New York
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages289-306
Number of pages18
Volume1543
ISBN (Print)9780735411678
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1543
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

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McCoustra, M., & Collings, M. (2013). Laboratory studies of desorption in model astrophysical ice systems. In S. K. Chakrabarti, K. Acharyya, & A. Das (Eds.), First International Conference on Chemical Evolution of Star Forming Region and Origin of Life : Astrochem2012 : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 10-13 July 2012 (Vol. 1543, pp. 289-306). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1543). Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4812624
McCoustra, Martin ; Collings, Mark. / Laboratory studies of desorption in model astrophysical ice systems. First International Conference on Chemical Evolution of Star Forming Region and Origin of Life : Astrochem2012 : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 10-13 July 2012. editor / Sandip K Chakrabarti ; Kinsuk Acharyya ; Ankan Das. Vol. 1543 Melville, New York : American Institute of Physics, 2013. pp. 289-306 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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McCoustra, M & Collings, M 2013, Laboratory studies of desorption in model astrophysical ice systems. in SK Chakrabarti, K Acharyya & A Das (eds), First International Conference on Chemical Evolution of Star Forming Region and Origin of Life : Astrochem2012 : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 10-13 July 2012. vol. 1543, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1543, American Institute of Physics, Melville, New York, pp. 289-306. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4812624

Laboratory studies of desorption in model astrophysical ice systems. / McCoustra, Martin; Collings, Mark.

First International Conference on Chemical Evolution of Star Forming Region and Origin of Life : Astrochem2012 : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 10-13 July 2012. ed. / Sandip K Chakrabarti; Kinsuk Acharyya; Ankan Das. Vol. 1543 Melville, New York : American Institute of Physics, 2013. p. 289-306 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1543).

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

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McCoustra M, Collings M. Laboratory studies of desorption in model astrophysical ice systems. In Chakrabarti SK, Acharyya K, Das A, editors, First International Conference on Chemical Evolution of Star Forming Region and Origin of Life : Astrochem2012 : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 10-13 July 2012. Vol. 1543. Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics. 2013. p. 289-306. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4812624