Formation of molecular hydrogen on amorphous water ice: Influence of morphology and ultraviolet exposure

J. E. Roser, G. Manicò, V. Pirronello, Gianfranco Vidali

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In this paper, we report on the formation of molecular hydrogen on different types of amorphous water ice. We show that mass spectra of desorbing molecules upon formation are sensitive to the way in which ice is deposited on a cold substrate, to its thermal history, and to the action of UV photons. Implications that these results bear on H2 formation in dense quiescent clouds are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-284
Number of pages9
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Dec 10 2002



  • Astrochemistry
  • Dust, extinction
  • ISM: molecules
  • Methods: laboratory
  • Molecular processes

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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