Photochemistry
Kapitel i bok, 2011

Photochemistry refers to the processes by which energy is transferred from electromagnetic radiation (in practice mainly ultraviolet and visible light) into chemical activity in gases, solid particles, and living matter. Photochemical processes partly control the initial conditions for the formation of stars and planets, they may leave traces of the early chemical evolution of planetary systems in the abundances of isotopes, they regulate the input of stellar energy into atmospheres of planets, and they play important roles in the chemistry of living organisms on Earth.

astrochemistry

astrobiology

biogeoscience

biochemistry

planetology

Författare

John H Black

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radioastronomi och astrofysik

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology. Editors: Muriel Gargaud, Ricardo Amils, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Henderson James (Jim) Cleaves, William M. Irvine, Daniele L. Pinti and Michel Viso

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Ämneskategorier

Biokemi och molekylärbiologi

Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

Annan geovetenskap och miljövetenskap

Annan biologi

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Styrkeområden

Livsvetenskaper och teknik

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-11274-4

ISBN

978-3-642-11274-4