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Spectroscopy of H-3(+) and its impact on astrophysics

Tennyson, J; Miller, S; (2001) Spectroscopy of H-3(+) and its impact on astrophysics. SPECTROCHIM ACTA A , 57 (4) 661 - 667.

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Abstract

Since the original laboratory detection of an H-3(+) spectrum 20 years ago, the search has been on for astronomical observations of this important and fundamental molecular ion. Successful detection of H: in gas-giant planets, supernova ejecta and the interstellar medium as well as the prospects for future observations are discussed. The role H-3(+) has in determining the atmospheric structure of both the gas giants and cool metal-free planets is explored. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Type:Article
Title:Spectroscopy of H-3(+) and its impact on astrophysics
Keywords:H-3(+) spectroscopy, gas-phase molecular species, atmospheric structure, DIFFUSE INTERSTELLAR-MEDIUM, AB-INITIO CALCULATION, COOL WHITE-DWARFS, INFRARED-SPECTRUM, MOLECULAR ION, MU-M, VIBRATION SPECTRUM, MODEL ATMOSPHERES, FUNDAMENTAL-BAND, SUPERNOVA 1987A
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Science and Technology Studies

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