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  1. N. Carrasco, H. Cottin, M. Cloix, M. Jérome, Y. Bénilan, P. Coll, M. C. Gazeau, F. Raulin, K. Saiagh, D. Chaput, C. Szopa (2015) The AMINO experiment: Methane photolysis under solar VUV irradiation on the EXPOSE-R facility of the International Space Station, International Journal of Astrobiology, 14 (01), pp.79-87.
  2. Cottin, H., Saiagh, K., Guan, Y.Y., Cloix, M., Khalaf, D., Macari, F., Jérome, M., Polienor, J.-M., Bénilan, Y. , Coll, P., Fray, N., Gazeau, M.-C., Raulin, F., Stalport, F., Carrasco, N., Szopa, C., Bertrand, M., Chabin, A., Westall, F., Vergne, J., Da Silva, L.A., Maurel, M.-C., Chaput, D., R. Demets, Brack, A. (2014) The AMINO Experiment: a laboratory for Astrochemistry and Astrobiology on the EXPOSE-R facility of the International Space Station. International Journal of Astrobiology, 14 (01), pp.67-77.
  3. Wattieaux G., N. Carrasco, Henault M., Boufendi L., Cernogora G.(2015) Transient phenomena during dust formation in a N2–CH4 capacitively coupled plasma, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Institute of Physics: Hybrid Open Access, 24 (1), pp.015028.- hal-01101806.
  4. Bonnet J.-Y., Quirico E., Buch A., Thissen R., Szopa C., N. Carrasco, Cernogora G., Fray N., Cottin H., Le Roy L., Montagnac G. et al. (2015) Formation of analogs of cometary nitrogen-rich refractory organics from thermal degradation of tholin and HCN polymer, Icarus, Elsevier, 2015, 250, pp.53-63. - hal-01088866. -
  5. He J., Buch A., N. Carrasco, Szopa C. (2015) Thermal degradation of organics for pyrolysis in space: Titan’s atmospheric aerosol case study, Icarus, 2015, 248, pp.205-212. - hal-01075658.
  6. Pernot P., Peng Z., Plessis S., Carrasco N. (2015) Dissociative recombination exalts molecular growth in N2/CH4 plasmas. EPJ Web Conferences, EDP Science, 84, 06003 (6p).
  7. Fleury B., Carrasco N., Marcq E., Vettier L., Määttänen A. (2015) Water formation in the upper atmosphere of the early Earth, Astrophysical Journal, 807(2), pp L29.


  1. G. Tobie, N. A. Teanby, A. Coustenis, R. Jaumann, F. Raulin, J. Schmidt, N. Carrasco, A. Coates, D. Cordier, R. De Kok, W. D. Geppert, J.-P. Lebreton, A. Lefevre, T. A. Livengood, K. E. Mandt, F. Nimmo, C. A. Nixon, L. Norman, R. T. Pappalardo, F. Postberg, S. Rodriguez, D. Schulze-Makuch, J. M.Soderblom, A. Solomonidou, K. Stephan, E. R. Stofan, E. P. Turtle, R. J. Wagner, R. A. West, J. H. Westlake (2014) Future exploration of Titan and Enceladus: science goals and mission concept for an ESA Large-class launch opportunity, PSS, 104, part A, pp.59-77.
  2. J.H. Westlake, J.H. Waite Jr, N. Carrasco, M. Richard, T. Cravens (2014) The role of Ion-Molecule reactions in the growth of heavy ions in Titan's ionosphere, JGR-Space physics, 119 (7):5951-5963.
  3. T. Gautier, N. Carrasco, I. Schmitz Afonso, D. Touboul, C. Szopa, A. Buch,  P. Pernot (2014) Nitrogen incorporation in Titan's tholins inferred from statistical approach on high resolution orbitrap mass spectrometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 404: 33-42.
  4. B. Fleury, N. Carrasco, T. Gautier, A. Mahjoub, J. He, C. Szopa, E. Hadamcik, A. Buch, G. Cernogora (2014) Influence of CO on Titan atmospheric reactivity, Icarus, 238: 221-229. 
  5. Z. Peng, N. Carrasco, P. Pernot (2014) Modeling of synchrotron-based laboratory simulations of Titan's ionospheric photochemistry, GeoResJ, 1-2, 33-53. Open Access. DOI: 10.1016/j.grj.2014.03.002. 
  6. T. Gautier, N. Carrasco, I. Stefanovic, B. Sikimic, G. Cernogora, J. Winter (2014) Methane conversion in a N2-CH4 radiofrequency discharge, PPP, 11, 5, 472-481. 
  7. A. Mahjoub, N. Carrasco, P.-R. Dahoo, B. Fleury, T. Gautier, and G. Cernogora (2014)  Effect of the synthesis temperature on the optical indices of organic materials produced by N2-CH4 RF plasma, PPP, 11, 5, 409-417.
  8. M. Kuga, N. Carrasco, B. Marty, Y. Marrocchi, S. Bernard, T. Rigaudier, B. Fleury, L. Tissandier (2014) Nitrogen isotopic fractionation during abiotic synthesis of organic solid particles, EPSL, 393: 2-13.
  9. Pirali, O., V. Boudon, N. Carrasco, and E. Dartois (2014) Rotationally resolved IR spectroscopy of hexamethylenetetramine (HMT) C6N4H12, A&A, 561: A109.


  1. Hadamcik, E., J.-B. Renard, A. Mahjoub, T. Gautier, N. Carrasco, G. Cernogora, C. Szopa (2013) Optical properties of analogs of Titan’s aerosols produced by dusty plasma. Earth, Planets and Space, 65(10) 1175-1184.
  2. Gautier T., Carrasco N., Mahjoub A., Stefanovic I., Szopa C., Cernogora G., Hadamcik E., Winter J. (2013) Use of the linear absorption coefficient for absolute comparison of plasma films in the mid-IR range. Problems of Atomic Science and Technology, 1 (83) 168-170Z. 
  3. Peng, T. Gautier, N. Carrasco, A. Giuliani, A. Mahjoub, J.-J. Correia, P. Pernot, A. Buch, Y. Bénilan, C. Szopa, and G. Cernogora (2012) Titan's atmosphere simulation experiment using a continuous-spectrum UV-VUV synchrotron beamline. JGR-planets., 118 (4), 778-788, doi: 10.1002/jgre.20064.
  4. N. Carrasco, A. Giuliani, J.-J. Correia, G. Cernogora (2013) VUV photochemistry simulation of planetary upper atmosphere using synchrotron radiation. Journal of synchrotron radiation. 20: 587–590. doi:10.1107/S0909049513013538
  5. O. Dutuit, N. Carrasco, R. Thissen, V. Vuitton, C. Alcaraz, P. Pernot, N. Balucani, P. Casavecchia, A. Canosa, S. Le Picard, Z. Herman, J. Zabka, D. Ascenzi, P. Franceschi, P. Tosi, S. Price, P. Lavvas (2013) Critical review of N, N+, N2+, N++ and N2++ main production processes and reactions of relevance to Titan’s atmosphere, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 204(2), 20 doi:10.1088/0067-0049/204/2/20.
  6. B. Gans, Z. Peng, N. Carrasco, D. Gauyacq, P. Pernot and S. Lebonnois (2013) The products of methane photolysis at Lyman-alpha and besides: application to Titan’s atmosphere. 223, 330–343.


  1. T. Gautier, Z. Peng, A. Giuliani, N. Carrasco, G. Cernogora, A. Mahjoub, J.-J. Correia, C. Szopa, P. Pernot, A. Buch and Y. Benilan (2012) Photochemistry simulation of planetary atmosphere using synchrotron radiation at Soleil. Application to Titan’s atmosphere. EAS Publications Series / Volume 58 / January 2012, pp 199-203.
  2. A. Mahjoub, N. Carrasco, P.-R. Dahoo, T. Gautier, C. Szopa, and G. Cernogora (2012) Influence of methane concentration in optical indices of tholins mimicking Titan’s aerosols and produced by a RF plasma discharge, Icarus, 221(2), 670-677.
  3.  T. Gautier, N. Carrasco, S. Vinatier, A. Mahjoub, C. Szopa, J.-J. Correia, P. Dumas, A. Giuliani, G. cernogora (2012) Mid and Far Infrared properties of Titan’s tholins. Icarus, 221(1), 320-327.
  4. S. Hörst, R. Yelle, A. Buch, N. Carrasco, G. Cernogora, O. Dutuit, E. Quirico, E. Sciamma-O’Brien, M. Smith, A. Somogyi, C. Szopa, R. Thissen, V. Vuitton (2012) Formation of Prebiotic Molecules in a Titan Atmosphere Simulation Experiment, Astrobiology,12(9): 809-817. 
  5. L.L. Alves, L. Marques, C.D. Pintassilgo, G. Wattieaux, E. Essebbar, J. Berndt, N. Carrasco, L. Boufendi and G. Cernogora. (2012) Capacitively coupled radio-frequency discharges in nitrogen at low pressure. Plasma Sources Sci . Technol. 21 : 045008.
  6. E. Sciamma-O'Brien; P.-R. Dahoo; E. Hadamcik; N. Carrasco; E. Quirico; C. Szopa; G. Cernogora (2012) Optical constants from 370 nm to 900 nm of Titan tholins produced in a low pressure RF plasma discharge, Icarus,. 218(1), 356-363
  7. S. Plessis, N. Carrasco, M. Dobrijevic and P. Pernot (2012) Production of neutral species in Titan's ionosphere through dissociative recombination of ions, Icarus, 219(1), 254-266.
  8. N. Carrasco, T. Gautier, Et. Es-sebbar, P. Pernot, G. Cernogora, (2012) Volatile products controlling Titan’s tholins production, Icarus, 219(1), 230-240.
  9. J. H. Westlake, J.H. Waite Jr., K.E. Mandt, N. Carrasco, J.M. Bell, B.A. Magee, J-E. Wahlund (2012) Titan’s ionospheric composition and structure: Photochemical modelling of Cassini INMS data. JGR-Planets. Vol. 117, E01003.


  1. P. Pernot, S. Plessis and N. Carrasco (2011) Probabilistic representations of partial branching ratios: bridging the gap between experiments and chemical models. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 300: p. 012027
  2. T. Gautier, N. Carrasco, A. Buch, C. Szopa, E. Sciamma-O'Brien, G. Cernogora (2011) Nitrile gas chemistry in Titan atmosphere, Icarus, 213(2) : pp. 625-635.


  1. S. Plessis, N. Carrasco and P. Pernot (2010) Knowledge-based probabilistic representations of branching ratios in chemical networks: the case of dissociative recombinations, Journal of Chemical Physics, 133: 134110.
  2. Z. Peng, M. Dobrijevic, E. Hébrard, N. Carrasco and P. Pernot (2010) Photochemical modeling of Titan atmosphere at the “10 percent uncertainty horizon”, Faraday Discussions, 147(6)
  3. V. Vuitton, J-.Y. Bonnet, M. Frisari, R. Thissen, E. Quirico, O. Dutuit, B. Schmitt, L. Le Roy, N. Fray, H. Cottin, E. Sciamma-O-Brien, N. Carrasco and C. Szopa (2010) Very high resolution mass spectrometry of HCN polymers and tholins, Faraday Discussions, 147(23)
  4.  E. Sciamma-O'Brien, N. Carrasco, C. Szopa, A. Buch, G. Cernogora (2010) Titan's atmosphere: an optimal gaz mixture for aerosol production ? Icarus 209, pp. 704–714.  
  5. P. Pernot, N. Carrasco, R. Thissen and I. Schmitz-Afonso (2010) Tholinomics - Chemical analysis of nitrogen-rich polymers. Analytical Chemistry 82(4), pp 1371–1380
  6. B. Gans, L. Vieira-Mendes, S. Boyé-Peronne, S. Douin, G. Garcia, H. Soldi-Lose, B. Cunha de Miranda, C. Alcaraz, N. Carrasco, P. Pernot, D. Gauyacq (2010) Determination of the absolute photoionization cross section of CH3 and I produced from a pyrolysis source, by combined synchrotron and VUV Laser studies. J. Phys. Chem. A 114, 9 : 3237–3246]
  7. M. Dobrijevic, E. Hébrard, S. Plessis, N. Carrasco, P. Pernot, M. Bruno-Claeys. (2010) Comparison of methods for the determination of key reactions in chemical systems: Application to Titan’s atmosphere. Advances in Space Research 45(1), p.77-91.


  1. N. Carrasco, I. Schmitz-Afonso, J-Y. Bonnet, E. Quirico, R. Thissen, Odile Dutuit, A. Bagag, O. Laprévote, A. Buch, A. Giulani, Gilles Adandé, F. Ouni, E. Hadamcik, C. Szopa, G. Cernogora. (2009) Chemical characterization of tholins: Solubility, Morphology and Molecular Structure revisited. J. Phys. Chem A 113(42), p.11195-11203.
  2. E. Hébrard, P. Pernot, M. Dobrijevic, N. Carrasco, A. Bergeat, K. M. Hickson, A. Canosa, S. Le Picard, and I. R. Sims (2009) How measurements of rate constants at low temperature increase the predictivity of photochemical models of Titan’s atmosphere. J. Phys. Chem A 113(42) p.11227-11237.


  1. N. Carrasco, S. Plessis, M. Dobrijevic and P. Pernot. (2008). Towards a reduction of the bimolecular reaction model for Titan ionosphere. Int. J. Chem. Kinetics 40(11): 699-709.
  2. M. Dobrijevic, N. Carrasco, E. Hébrard and P. Pernot (2008) Epistemic bimodality and kinetic hypersensitivity in photochemical models of Titan's atmosphere. Planetary and Space Science 56(12): 1630-1643. 
  3. N. Carrasco, O. Dutuit, R. Thissen, C. Alcaraz, S. Plessis, V. Vuitton, R. Yelle and P. Pernot (2008) Sensitivity of a Titan ionospheric model to the ion-molecule reaction parameters. Planetary and Space Science 56(12) : 1644-1657.


  1. N. Carrasco, E. Hébrard, M. Banaszkiewicz, M. Dobrijevic and P. Pernot.(2007) Influence of neutral transport on ion chemistry uncertainties in Titan ionosphere. Icarus 192:519-526.
  2. N. Carrasco and P. Pernot (2007) Modeling of branching ratio uncertainty in chemical networks by Dirichlet distributions. J. Phys. Chem. A 111:3507-3512.
  3. N. Carrasco, O. Dutuit, R. Thissen, M. Banaszkiewicz and P. Pernot. (2007) Uncertainty analysis of bimolecular reactions in Titan ionosphere chemistry model. Planetary and Space Science 55:141-157. 
  4. N. Carrasco, B. Picquet-Varrault and J.F. Doussin. (2007) Kinetic and mechanistic study of the reaction of sabinaketone with OH radicals. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 39(7): 415-421.
  5. N. Carrasco, J.F. Doussin, M. O'Connor, J.C. Wenger and B. Picquet-Varrault, R. Durand-Jolibois and P. Carlier (2007). Simulation studies of the atmospheric oxidation of 2-Methyl-3-Buten-Ol : reactions with hydroxy radicals and ozone under a variety of conditions. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 56(1): 33-55.


  1. L. Chiappini, N. Carrasco, B. Temine, B. Picquet-Varrault , R. Durand-Jolibois, J.C. Wenger and J.F. Doussin (2006). Gaseous and Particulate Products from the Atmospheric Ozonolysis of a Biogenic Hydrocarbon, Sabinene. Environmental Chemistry 3(4): 286-296.
  2. N. Carrasco, M.T. Rayez, J.C. Rayez and J.F. Doussin (2006). Experimental and theoretical study of the reaction of OH radical with sabinene. Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics 8(27): 3211-3217.
  3. N. Carrasco, J.F. Doussin, B. Picquet-Varrault and P. Carlier (2006). Tropospheric degradation of 2-Hydroxy-2-MethylPropanal, a photoxydation product of 2-Methyl-3-Buten-Ol: kinetic and mechanistic study of its photolysis and its reaction with OH radicals. Atmospheric Environment 40 (11): 2011-2019.


  1. N. Klawatsch-Carrasco, J.F. Doussin and P. Carlier (2004). Absolute rate constants for the gas-phase ozonolysis of isoprene and methylbutenol. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 36(3): 152-156.

Autres publications 

N. Carrasco, J. Westlake, P. Pernot and H. Waite Jr (2013), Nitrogen in Titan's atmospheric aerosol factory, in " The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets ". Volume editors: C. Muller, C. A. Nixon, F. Raulin, and J. M. Trigo., Springer Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, 35 : 145-154.

N. Carrasco, T. Gautier, A. Buch, C. Szopa, G. Cernogora (2011) Gas phase chemistry in a plasma setup simulating Titan atmospheric reactivity. Book of Contributed Papers: 18th Symposium on Application of Plasma Processes and Workshop on Plasmas as a Planetary Atmospheres Mimics; Editors: J. Országh, P. Papp, Š. Matejčík, Publisher: Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Mathematics, ISBN 978-80-89186-77-8, p.34-40.

N. Carrasco (2012) “De la Terre à Titan, de Titan à la Terre Primitive”, Ed Universitaires Européennes, ISBN 978-3-8417-9791-9