de Leeuw, NH and Catlow, CRA and King, HE and Putnis, A and Muralidharan, K and Deymier, P and Stimpfl, M and Drake, MJ (2010) Where on Earth has our water come from? CHEM COMMUN , 46 (47) 8923 - 8925. 10.1039/c0cc02312d.
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The presence of water in the Earth has long been an enigma. However, computer modelling techniques have shown that the adsorption of water onto the fractal surfaces of interplanetary dust particles, which are present in the planetary accretion disk, is sufficiently strong to provide a viable origin of terrestrial water.
|Title:||Where on Earth has our water come from?|
|Keywords:||DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL THEORY, INNER SOLAR-SYSTEM, ATOMISTIC SIMULATION, SURFACE-STRUCTURE, ALPHA-QUARTZ, ORIGIN, FORSTERITE, ADSORPTION, HYDRATION, TEMPERATURES|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry|
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