SO Webloquio: Organic refractory materials in space. Results from laboratory analogues

Near- and mid-infrared observations have revealed the presence of organic refractory materials in the Solar System, in cometary nuclei and on the surface of centaurs, Kuiper-belt and trans-neptunian objects. In these astrophysical environments, organic materials can be formed because of the interaction of frozen volatile compounds with cosmic rays and solar particles, and favoured by thermal processing. The analysis of laboratory analogues of such materials gives information on their properties, complementary to observations. I will present new experiments to contribute to the understanding of the chemical composition of organic refractory materials in space.

24/06/2021 - 12:30
Dr. Rosario Brunetto
Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France