Author(s) Elliott, J.; Ngamchuea, K.; Batchelor-McAuley, C.; Compton, R.G.
Journal J Phys Chem Lett
Date Published 2017 Dec 21
Abstract

NASA has a mandate to send humans to Mars by 2033. Recent discoveries regarding Mars include the likely presence of low-temperature liquid brines on the planet's surface. This work investigates redox chemistry in near saturated aqueous 2.8 M Mg(ClO4)2 at temperatures as low as -34 °C. These conditions are comparable to those thought to be found on the Martian surface. In particular, electro-reduction of oxygen is studied, and the diffusion coefficient and solubility of this important redox species are established.

DOI 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02884
ISSN 1948-7185
Citation J Phys Chem Lett. 2017;8(24):61716175.

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