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Toward the detection of pure carbon clusters in the Interstellar Medium (ISM)Determination of the form and distribution of carbon in the universe is critical to understanding the origin of life on Earth and elsewhere. Two potentially large reservoirs of carbon in the interstellar medium (ISM) remain unexplored. These are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and pure carbon clusters. Little information exists on the structures, properties, and transition frequencies of pure carbon clusters. The work described is designed to provide a specific inventory of laboratory frequencies and physical properties of this carbon clusters so that efforts can be made to detect them in cold interstellar sources by far-infrared astronomy. Data is given from infrared laser spectroscopy determination of the structure of C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, and C9.
Document ID
19950035155
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Heath, J. R. (T. J. Watson Research Center Yorktown Heights, NY, US, United States)
Van Orden, A. (Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA US, United States)
Hwang, H. J. (Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA US, United States)
Kuo, E. W. (Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA US, United States)
Tanaka, K. (Kyushu Univ. Higashiku, Fukuoka, Japan)
Saykally, R. J. (Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA US, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Life sciences and space research 24 (4): Planetary biology and origins of life; Topical Meeting of the COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F (Meeting F3) of the COSPAR Plenary Meeting, 29th
Volume: 15
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0273-1177
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-2991
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-2763
Distribution Limits
Public
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IDRelationTitle19950035152Analytic PrimaryLife Sciences and Space Research 24 (4): Planetary Biology and Origins of Life; Topical Meeting of the COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F (Meeting F3) of the COSPAR Plenary Meeting, 29th, Washington, DC, Aug. 28-Sep. 5, 1992