In this work we review the efforts made in the last 10 years to understand the neutral and ionic chemistry of LiH. The relevance of most of the studies on this subject is due to the possible importance of the LiH molecules and relative ions in the primordial universe chemistry. Although it is still not clear what could be the role of LiH in the early universe chemistry, since experimentally important data are indeed still missing and its relevance may be limited by the small abundance of Li molecular species that is thought to exist at the recombination era, it is already important from a fundamental point of view to gather the various results obtained up to now since, in our opinion, they are already able to shed light on a large portion of the gas-phase chemistry of LiH and of its positive ion. Most of the results that will be summarized here are theoretical and computational, intending to provide the present state of our knowledge on the relevant potential energy surfaces and dynamical processes which ensue from their features.
|Titolo:||The Gas-Phase Lithium Chemistry in the Early Universe: Elementary Processes, Interaction Forces and Quantum Dynamics|
MARTINAZZO, ROCCO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Molecular chemistry; Quantum chemistry|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0370-1573(03)00243-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|