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New insights on prebiotic chemistry from plasma kinetics

  title={New insights on prebiotic chemistry from plasma kinetics},
  author={G Micca Longo and Vincenzo Laporta and Savino Longo},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
The famous Miller-Urey experiment, which provides essential information on the prebiotic synthesis of the molecules of life, still has many obscure points. In this paper, we want to suggest a way of possible future progress, which consists in framing the experience of Miller and Urey in the context of the kinetics of ionized gas, or plasma. In this framework, extremely effective and versatile theoretical tools, based on quantum mechanics and chemical kinetics, make it possible to look, in a new… 

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