ULTRA-LOW-TEMPERATURE REACTIONS OF CARBON ATOMS WITH HYDROGEN MOLECULES

@article{Krasnokutski2016ULTRALOWTEMPERATURERO,
  title={ULTRA-LOW-TEMPERATURE REACTIONS OF CARBON ATOMS WITH HYDROGEN MOLECULES},
  author={Serge A. Krasnokutski and Martin Kuhn and Michael Renzler and Cornelia J{\"a}ger and Th. Henning and Paul Scheier},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={818}
}
The reactions of carbon atoms with dihydrogen have been investigated in liquid helium droplets at T = 0.37 K. A calorimetric technique was applied to monitor the energy released in the reaction. The barrierless reaction between a single carbon atom and a single dihydrogen molecule was detected. Reactions between dihydrogen clusters and carbon atoms have been studied by high-resolution mass spectrometry. The formation of hydrocarbon cations of the type C m H n + ?> with m = 1–4 and n = 1–15 was… 

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