Christian Balança

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We compute a new potential energy surface (PES) for the study of the inelastic collisions between N2H(+) and H2 molecules. A preliminary study of the reactivity of N2H(+) with H2 shows that neglecting reactive channels in collisional excitation studies is certainly valid at low temperatures. The four dimensional (4D) N2H(+)-H2 PES is obtained from(More)
The BASECOL2012 database is a repository of collisional data and a web service within the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC, http://www.vamdc.eu). It contains rate coefficients for the collisional excitation of rotational, ro-vibrational, vibrational, fine, and hyperfine levels of molecules by atoms, molecules, and electrons, as well as(More)
The presence of an axially symmetric angular distribution of energetic protons in astrophysical plasmas can be detected by measuring the linear polarization of the lines emitted from collisionally excited levels of atoms. Another signature of proton beams can be found in the study of line profiles. For a quantitative interpretation of the observations of(More)
The SO(2) molecule is detected in a large variety of astronomical objects, notably molecular clouds and star-forming regions. An accurate modeling of the observations needs a very good knowledge of the collisional excitation rates with H(2) because of competition between collisional and radiative processes that excite and quench the different rotational(More)
AIMS We aim to investigate the physical and chemical properties of the molecular envelope of the oxygen-rich AGB star IK Tau. METHODS We carried out a millimeter wavelength line survey between ~79 and 356 GHz with the IRAM-30 m telescope. We analysed the molecular lines detected in IK Tau using the population diagram technique to derive rotational(More)
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