Laboratory analogues for the icy moons of Jupiter - The added value of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer
The surfaces of Jupiter's icy moons are continually irradiated by charged particles from the Jovian plasma environment. This irradiation triggers chemical reactions in the surface ice and also acts as an atmospheric release process. Remote observations, theoretical modelling, and laboratory experiments must be combined to understand this plasma-ice interaction. This presentation takes a closer look at the latter: we summarize our previous experimental findings and present our ongoing work on the chemistry of irradiated water ice samples relevant for icy moons and other icy objects in the solar system.
EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019
- Pub Date:
- September 2019