Cryogenic Synthesis of Molecules of Astrobiological Interest: Catalytic Role of Cosmic Dust Analogues

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We have studied the effects of the substrate, namely amorphous olivine (MgFeSiO4) cosmic dust analogues (CDAs), in synthesis of molecules obtained after 200 keV proton irradiation of formamide (NH2COH). Formamide has been deposited on the olivine substrate at 20 K. The abundances of new molecular species formed after an irradiation dose of 12 eV/16 amu in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11084-006-9050-5

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@article{Brucato2006CryogenicSO, title={Cryogenic Synthesis of Molecules of Astrobiological Interest: Catalytic Role of Cosmic Dust Analogues}, author={John Robert Brucato and Giovanni Strazzulla and Giuseppe Antonio Baratta and Alessandra Rotundi and Luigi Colangeli}, journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres}, year={2006}, volume={36}, pages={451-457} }