Robert F Ferrante

Robert F Ferrante

  • PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY
  • 410.293.6623
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 691.1
  • GREENBELT , MD 20771
  • Employer: Science Collaborator
  • Research Interests

    Research Areas

    Chemistry and physics of cosmic ices (cometary, icy satellite, and interstellar)
    Measurements of optical constants and refractive indices of ices
    Radiation chemistry and photochemistry applied to astrochemical problems
    Molecular spectroscopy
     

    Positions/Employment

    2018 - Present

    Astrochemist

    United States Naval Academy, NASA/GSFC
    2018 - Present

    Professor of Chemistry

    U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Naval Academy

    Education

    Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Florida

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Hudson, R. L., P. A. Gerakines, and R. F. Ferrante. 2018. "IR spectra and properties of solid acetone, an interstellar and cometary molecule." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 193: 33-39 [10.1016/j.saa.2017.11.055]

    Hudson, R. L., R. F. Ferrante, and M. H. Moore. 2014. "Infrared Spectra and Optical Constants of Astronomical Ices: I. Amorphous and Crystalline Acetylene." Icarus, 228: 276-287 [10.1016/j.icarus.2013.08.029]

    Knez, C., M. H. Moore, R. F. Ferrante, and R. L. Hudson. 2012. "Laboratory IR Studies and Astrophysical Implications of C2H2-Containing Binary Ices." The Astrophysical Journal, 748: 95 [10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/95]

    Moore, M. H., R. F. Ferrante, W. J. Moore, and R. L. Hudson. 2010. "Infrared Spectra and Optical Constants of Nitrile Ices Relevant to Titan's Atmosphere ." Astrophysical Journal - Supplement, 191: 96-112.

    Ferrante, R. F., M. H. Moore, M. M. Spiliotis, and R. L. Hudson. 2008. "Formation of Interstellar OCS: Radiation Chemistry and IR Spectra of Precursor Ices." Astrophysical Journal, 684: 1210-1220.

    Moore, M. H., R. F. Ferrante, R. L. Hudson, and J. N. Stone. 2007. "Ammonia - Water Ice Laboratory Studies Relevant to Outer Solar System Surfaces." Icarus, 190: 260-273 [10.1016/j.icarus.2007.02.020]

    Moore, M. H., R. L. Hudson, and R. F. Ferrante. 2003. "Radiation Products in Processed Ices Relevant to Edgeworth-Kuiper-Belt Objects." Earth, Moon, and Planets, 92: 291-306.

    Ferrante, R., M. H. Moore, J. A. Nuth, and T. Smith. 2000. "Formation of Carbon Compounds by Catalytic Conversion of CO on Laboratory Grain Analogs Containing Iron." Icarus, 145: 297-300.

    Ferrante, R. F., M. H. Moore, J. A. Nuth, and T. Smith. 2000. "NOTE: Laboratory Studies of Catalysis of CO to Organics on Grain Analogs." Icarus, 145: 297 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1006/icar.2000.6350]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Hudson, R. L., P. A. Gerakines, and R. F. Ferrante. 2018. "IR spectra and properties of solid acetone, an interstellar and cometary molecule." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 193 33-39 [10.1016/j.saa.2017.11.055]

    Hudson, R. L., R. F. Ferrante, and M. H. Moore. 2014. "Infrared Spectra and Optical Constants of Astronomical Ices: I. Amorphous and Crystalline Acetylene." Icarus 228 276-287 [10.1016/j.icarus.2013.08.029]

    Knez, C., M. H. Moore, R. F. Ferrante, and R. L. Hudson. 2012. "Laboratory IR Studies and Astrophysical Implications of C2H2-Containing Binary Ices." The Astrophysical Journal 748 95 [10.1088/0004-637X/748/2/95]

    Moore, M. H., R. F. Ferrante, W. J. Moore, and R. L. Hudson. 2010. "Infrared Spectra and Optical Constants of Nitrile Ices Relevant to Titan's Atmosphere ." Astrophysical Journal - Supplement 191 96-112

    Ferrante, R. F., M. H. Moore, M. M. Spiliotis, and R. L. Hudson. 2008. "Formation of Interstellar OCS: Radiation Chemistry and IR Spectra of Precursor Ices." Astrophysical Journal 684 1210-1220

    Moore, M. H., R. F. Ferrante, R. L. Hudson, and J. N. Stone. 2007. "Ammonia - Water Ice Laboratory Studies Relevant to Outer Solar System Surfaces." Icarus 190 260-273 [10.1016/j.icarus.2007.02.020]

    Moore, M. H., R. L. Hudson, and R. F. Ferrante. 2003. "Radiation Products in Processed Ices Relevant to Edgeworth-Kuiper-Belt Objects." Earth, Moon, and Planets 92 291-306

    Ferrante, R., M. H. Moore, J. A. Nuth, and T. Smith. 2000. "Formation of Carbon Compounds by Catalytic Conversion of CO on Laboratory Grain Analogs Containing Iron." Icarus 145 297-300

    Ferrante, R. F., M. H. Moore, J. A. Nuth, and T. Smith. 2000. "NOTE: Laboratory Studies of Catalysis of CO to Organics on Grain Analogs." Icarus 145 297 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1006/icar.2000.6350]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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