Water formation at low temperatures by surface O2 hydrogenation II: The reaction network.

@article{Cuppen2010WaterFA,
  title={Water formation at low temperatures by surface O2 hydrogenation II: The reaction network.},
  author={Herma M. Cuppen and Sergio Ioppolo and Claire Romanzin and Harold Linnartz},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 38},
  pages={12077-88}
}
Water is abundantly present in the Universe. It is the main component of interstellar ice mantles and a key ingredient for life. Water in space is mainly formed through surface reactions. Three formation routes have been proposed in the past: hydrogenation of surface O, O(2), and O(3). In a previous paper [Ioppolo et al., Astrophys. J., 2008, 686, 1474] we discussed an unexpected non-standard zeroth-order H(2)O(2) production behaviour in O(2) hydrogenation experiments, which suggests that the… CONTINUE READING