Approaching the Interstellar Grain Organic Refractory Component

Abstract

Infrared spectra have been obtained for laboratory residues of photoprocessed low-temperature ices which have been exposed to long-term solar ultraviolet radiation on the EURECA satellite. This is an analog to the ultraviolet processing of interstellar dust mantles in diffuse clouds after leaving molecular clouds. The 3.4 mm absorption features of these organic materials match those of the diffuse cloud interstellar dust better than any other previously suggested analog to the interstellar organics. Subject headings: dust, extinction— infrared: ISM: lines and bands— ISM: individual (GC IRS 6E)

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@inproceedings{Greenberg1995ApproachingTI, title={Approaching the Interstellar Grain Organic Refractory Component}, author={Julian Greenberg and Aigen Li and Celia X. Mendoza-G{\'o}mez and Willem A. Schutte and Perry A. Gerakines}, year={1995} }