Sublimation of ice–tholins mixtures: A morphological and spectro-photometric study

  title={Sublimation of ice–tholins mixtures: A morphological and spectro-photometric study},
  author={O. Poch and A. Pommerol and B. Jost and N. Carrasco and C. Szopa and N. Thomas},
  • O. Poch, A. Pommerol, +3 authors N. Thomas
  • Published 2016
  • Materials Science
  • Icarus
  • Sublimation, the direct transition from solid to gas phase, is a process responsible for shaping and changing the reflectance properties of many Solar System surfaces. In this study, we have characterized the evolution of the structure/texture and of the visible and near-infrared (VIS–NIR) spectral reflectance of surfaces made of water ice mixed with analogues of complex extraterrestrial organic matter, named tholins, under low temperature ( 90% porosity) network of organic filaments on top of… CONTINUE READING
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