Confirming interstellar C$_{60}^+$ using the Hubble Space Telescope

  title={Confirming interstellar C\$_\{60\}^+\$ using the Hubble Space Telescope},
  author={M. Cordiner and H. Linnartz and N. Cox and J. Cam{\'i} and F. Najarro and C. Proffitt and R. Lallement and P. Ehrenfreund and B. Foing and T. Gull and P. Sarre and S. Charnley},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  • M. Cordiner, H. Linnartz, +9 authors S. Charnley
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
  • Recent advances in laboratory spectroscopy lead to the claim of ionized Buckminsterfullerene (C60+) as the carrier of two diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs) in the near-infrared. However, irrefutable identification of interstellar C60+ 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 C60+ 9348, 9365, 9428 and 9577 {\AA… CONTINUE READING
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