Alpha particle chemistry. On the formation of stable complexes between He2+ and other simple species: implications for atmospheric and interstellar chemistry
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- Coyne, J.P. & Ball, D.W. J Mol Model (2009) 15: 35. doi:10.1007/s00894-008-0371-3
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The possibility that stable complexes may be formed between alpha particles (He2+) and small molecules is investigated using QCISD quantum mechanical calculations. Implications for their presence in the terrestrial atmosphere and/or in interstellar space are discussed.