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Carbon Isotope Chemistry in Molecular CloudsFew details of carbon isotope chemistry are known, especially the chemical processes that occur in astronomical environments like molecular clouds. Observational evidence shows that the C-12/C-13 abundance ratios vary due to the location of the C-13 atom within the molecular structure. The different abundances are a result of the diverse formation pathways that can occur. Modeling can be used to explore the production pathways of carbon molecules in an effort to understand and explain the chemical evolution of molecular clouds.
Document ID
20150005624
Document Type
Other
External Source(s)
Authors
Robertson, Amy N. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Willacy, Karen (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 13, 2015
Publication Date
August 1, 2012
Subject Category
Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Distribution Limits
Public
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Keywords
carbon isotopes
molecular clouds