Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 385–388 | Cite as

On the contribution of grain surface reactions to interstellar molecule densities

  • M. A. Leitch-Devlin
  • T. J. Millar
  • J. Pickles
  • D. A. Williams
Article

Abstract

Some recent arguments concerning the relevance of grain surface reactions to interstellar molecule formation are shown to be without foundation. It is probable that surface reactions, gas phase ion-molecule and neutral reactions all contribute to interstellar molecular densities.

Keywords

Surface Reaction Recent Argument Neutral Reaction Molecule Formation Molecular Density 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Leitch-Devlin
    • 1
  • T. J. Millar
    • 1
  • J. Pickles
    • 1
  • D. A. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyManchesterEngland

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