Electron irradiation of solid nitrous oxide

Sivaraman, B.; Ptasińska, S.; Jheeta, S. and Mason, N. J. (2008). Electron irradiation of solid nitrous oxide. Chemical Physics Letters, 460(1-3) pp. 108–111.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2008.05.068


We report the results of chemical processing induced by 1 keV electron irradiation of a solid N2O ice sample formed at 25 K. Ozone and several oxides of nitrogen (NO2, N2O2, N2O3, N2O4 and N2O5) were observed to form during the irradiation period. Such reactions have important implications for the ice chemistry of outer solar system planets/satellites and interstellar ices.

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