The results of experiments on the formation of molecular hydrogen on low-density and high-density amorphous ice surfaces are analyzed using a rate equation model. The activation energy barriers for the relevant diffusion and desorption processes are obtained. The more porous morphology of the low-density ice gives rise to a broader spectrum of energy barriers compared to the high-density ice. Inserting these parameters into the rate equation model under steady-state conditions, we evaluate the production rate of molecular hydrogen on ice-coated interstellar dust grains.

The results of experiments on the formation of molecular hydrogen on low-density and high-density amorphous ice surfaces are analyzed using a rate equation model. The activation energy barriers for the relevant diffusion and desorption processes are obtained. The more porous morphology of the low-density ice gives rise to a broader spectrum of energy barriers compared to the high-density ice. Inserting these parameters into the rate equation model under steady-state conditions, we evaluate the production rate of molecular hydrogen on ice-coated interstellar dust grains.

Molecular hydrogen formation on ice under interstellar conditions

MANICO', Giulio;PIRRONELLO, Valerio;
2005

Abstract

The results of experiments on the formation of molecular hydrogen on low-density and high-density amorphous ice surfaces are analyzed using a rate equation model. The activation energy barriers for the relevant diffusion and desorption processes are obtained. The more porous morphology of the low-density ice gives rise to a broader spectrum of energy barriers compared to the high-density ice. Inserting these parameters into the rate equation model under steady-state conditions, we evaluate the production rate of molecular hydrogen on ice-coated interstellar dust grains.
The results of experiments on the formation of molecular hydrogen on low-density and high-density amorphous ice surfaces are analyzed using a rate equation model. The activation energy barriers for the relevant diffusion and desorption processes are obtained. The more porous morphology of the low-density ice gives rise to a broader spectrum of energy barriers compared to the high-density ice. Inserting these parameters into the rate equation model under steady-state conditions, we evaluate the production rate of molecular hydrogen on ice-coated interstellar dust grains.
ISM: Dust, Extinction; ISM: Abundances; ISM: Molecules, Molecular Processes
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