Jane P. Devlin

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The observation of deuterium fractionation in the molecular gas in hot cores is currently interpreted as evaporation of deuterium-rich molecules from the icy grain mantles where they accumulated during the cold, dense cloud core stage. The predicted enrichment in deuterium of the ices has never been observed. This work provides the first detections of solid(More)
Autoionization of water which gives rise to its pH is one of the key properties of aqueous systems. Surfaces of water and aqueous electrolyte solutions are traditionally viewed as devoid of inorganic ions; however, recent molecular simulations and spectroscopic experiments show the presence of certain ions including hydronium in the topmost layer. This(More)
Ionization and dissociation reactions play a fundamental role in aqueous chemistry. A basic and well-understood example is the reaction between hydrogen chloride (HCl) and water to form chloride ions (Cl(-)) and hydrated protons (H(3)O(+) or H(5)O(2)(+)). This acid ionization process also occurs in small water clusters and on ice surfaces, and recent(More)
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