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Where on Earth has our water come from?

de Leeuw, NH; Catlow, CRA; King, HE; Putnis, A; Muralidharan, K; Deymier, P; Stimpfl, M; (2010) Where on Earth has our water come from? CHEM COMMUN , 46 (47) 8923 - 8925. 10.1039/c0cc02312d.

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Where on Earth has our water come from?
DOI: 10.1039/c0cc02312d
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
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/705716
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