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Title:Nuclear Spin Dependence in Reactions of Hydrogen (3+) Ion in the Laboratory and the Interstellar Medium
Author(s):Tom, Brian Alan
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):McCall, Benjamin J.
Department / Program:Chemical Physics
Discipline:Chemical Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Chemistry, Physical
Abstract:A comparison of the experimental results with observational data provides strong evidence that this reaction is the driving mechanism for the steady state enrichment of para- H+3 in diffuse clouds, and predictions from the models imply that it is also responsible for the enrichment of para- H+3 and para-H2 in dense clouds. The results of this work have implications for the use of the H+3 spin modifications as astrophysical probes, for understanding the deuterium chemistry of the interstellar medium, and for the fundamental chemical physics of these very simple molecules.
Issue Date:2009
Description:159 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3395518
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009

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