Astrochemistry and Astrobiology
ISBN/ASIN: 9783642317293,9783642317309 | 2013 | English | pdf | 350/353 pages | 5.48 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Ian W. M. Smith (auth.), Ian W. M. Smith, Charles S. Cockell, Sydney Leach (eds.) | Edition: 1
Astrochemistry and Astrobiology is the debut volume in the new series Physical Chemistry in Action. Aimed at both the novice and experienced researcher, this volume outlines the physico-chemical principles which underpin our attempts to understand astrochemistry and predict astrobiology. An introductory chapter includes fundamental aspects of physical chemistry required for understanding the field. Eight further chapters address specific topics, encompassing basic theory and models, up-to-date research and an outlook on future work. The last chapter examines each of the topics again but addressed from a different angle. Written and edited by international experts, this text is accessible for those entering the field of astrochemistry and astrobiology, while it still remains interesting for more experienced researchers.