Event Title

Ion chemistry in Space

Faculty Advisor

Manori Perera

Graduation Year

2020

Location

Center for Natural Sciences

Start Date

4-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2020 10:00 AM

Description

The work in Perera lab looks into ion molecular chemistry in space in two folds: experimental chemical dynamics and spectral identification. The custom designed instrument is built with the purpose of conducting reaction of ion-neutral in the gas phase (vacuum) that could be similar to chemical reactions that occur in the interstellar medium. This poster goes over the designing and building of the octopole ion guide that will be used to steer ions in the vacuum. Some of the potential work using this instrument is presented as well. The second part of the project is to understand and apply the potential outcome from our lab work to data that is available in space missions such as NASA missions. Use of pGopher software is used to simulate spectra using experimental data that is available in astrochemistry database to match experimental excited nitrogen molecule. Similar methods will be used with our data when the instrument is fully operating at a later stage.

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Ion chemistry in Space

Center for Natural Sciences

The work in Perera lab looks into ion molecular chemistry in space in two folds: experimental chemical dynamics and spectral identification. The custom designed instrument is built with the purpose of conducting reaction of ion-neutral in the gas phase (vacuum) that could be similar to chemical reactions that occur in the interstellar medium. This poster goes over the designing and building of the octopole ion guide that will be used to steer ions in the vacuum. Some of the potential work using this instrument is presented as well. The second part of the project is to understand and apply the potential outcome from our lab work to data that is available in space missions such as NASA missions. Use of pGopher software is used to simulate spectra using experimental data that is available in astrochemistry database to match experimental excited nitrogen molecule. Similar methods will be used with our data when the instrument is fully operating at a later stage.