project . 2016 - 2019 . Closed

Molecular Synthesis in Astrophysical Ices

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: 1810630
  • Funded under: STFC
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 Jul 2016
    End Date
    31 Oct 2019
Description
The continuous cycle of star formation, evolution and death is driven by a complex interplay between interstellar gas, dust and radiation [1]. The interstellar medium (ISM) is a rich chemical factory, with over 170 molecular species identified to date [2], mostly observed in star-forming regions. Star formation begins in dense molecular clouds, where cold (~10 K) interstellar dust provides the surfaces for atoms and molecules to "freeze-out", forming icy mantles. These icy mantles are the largest molecular reservoirs in the ISM, where chemical reactions, driven by both non-thermal and thermal processes, produce more complex molecules that are subsequen...
Partners
Description
The continuous cycle of star formation, evolution and death is driven by a complex interplay between interstellar gas, dust and radiation [1]. The interstellar medium (ISM) is a rich chemical factory, with over 170 molecular species identified to date [2], mostly observed in star-forming regions. Star formation begins in dense molecular clouds, where cold (~10 K) interstellar dust provides the surfaces for atoms and molecules to "freeze-out", forming icy mantles. These icy mantles are the largest molecular reservoirs in the ISM, where chemical reactions, driven by both non-thermal and thermal processes, produce more complex molecules that are subsequen...
Partners
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue