Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

2015 Edition
| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James (Jim) CleavesII, Daniele L. Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Daniel Rouan, Tilman Spohn, Stéphane Tirard, Michel Viso

Radiative Attachment

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44185-5_5081

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Definition

Radiative Attachment is the process in which the emission of radiation allows the formation of anions from neutral species and electrons. An example of this process is
$$ {\mathrm{C}}_3\mathrm{N} + {e}^{-}\to\ {\mathrm{C}}_3{\mathrm{N}}^{-} + \mathrm{h}\nu $$
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Astrochemistry LaboratoryNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA