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

  • Stefanie N. MilamEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44185-5_5081



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