Confirming Interstellar C60+ Using the Hubble Space Telescope

@article{Cordiner2019ConfirmingIC,
title={Confirming Interstellar C60+ Using the Hubble Space Telescope},
author={Martin A. Cordiner and Harold Linnartz and Nick L. J. Cox and Jan Cami and Francisco Najarro and Charles R. Proffitt and R. Lallement and Pascale Ehrenfreund and Bernard H. Foing and Theodore R. Gull and Peter Sarre and Steven B. Charnley},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
year={2019},
volume={875}
}
• Published 18 April 2019
• Physics
• The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Recent advances in laboratory spectroscopy lead to the claim of ionized Buckminsterfullerene (C ) as the carrier of two diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs) in the near-infrared. However, irrefutable identification of interstellar C requires a match between the wavelengths and the expected strengths of all absorption features detectable in the laboratory and in space. Here we present Hubble Space Telescope (HST) spectra of the region covering the C 9348, 9365, 9428, and 9577 Å absorption bands…
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