Oxygen Photolysis in Solid Molecular Hydrogen: Details Associated with the Production of Water
A common misconception is that outer space is too harsh of an environment to support the production of molecules. In fact, in the vast regions of space between solar systems, known as the interstellar medium, there are cold, dense clouds with dust grains coated in ice, and these dust grains serve as small reaction vessels for a variety of molecules. However, the chemistry that occurs at these low temperatures (as low as 10 K) is very different from the more traditional chemistry that occurs at elevated temperatures. In order to better understand this low temperature chemistry we simulate these ...
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