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Sputtering and detection of large organic molecules from Europa
Univ Virginia, Mat Sci & Engn, Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA;NYU, Dept Phys, 4 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10003 USA.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
2018 (English)In: Icarus (New York, N.Y. 1962), ISSN 0019-1035, E-ISSN 1090-2643, Vol. 309, p. 338-344Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Mass spectroscopy of bio-molecules by heavy ion induced sputtering, which became a practical laboratory procedure, was also suggested as a potential tool for spacecraft studies of targets of interest in astrobiology. With the planning of new missions to Europa, there is renewed interest in the possibility of detecting organic molecules that might have originated in its subsurface ocean and can be sputtered from its surface often intact by impacting energetic heavy ions trapped in Jupiter's magnetosphere. Here we review the laboratory data and modeling bearing on this issue. We then give estimates of the ejection into the gas-phase of trace organic species embedded in an ice matrix on Europa's surface and their possible detection during a flyby mission. 

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ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE , 2018. Vol. 309, p. 338-344
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357375DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2018.01.027ISI: 000433400500021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-357375DiVA, id: diva2:1241698
Available from: 2018-08-24 Created: 2018-08-24 Last updated: 2018-08-24Bibliographically approved

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