Interstellar Carbodiimide (HNCNH): A New Astronomical Detection from the GBT PRIMOS Survey via Maser Emission Features

@article{McGuire2012InterstellarC,
  title={Interstellar Carbodiimide (HNCNH): A New Astronomical Detection from the GBT PRIMOS Survey via Maser Emission Features},
  author={B. McGuire and R. Loomis and C. M. Charness and J. Corby and G. Blake and J. M. Hollis and F. Lovas and P. Jewell and A. Remijan},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={758}
}
In this work, we identify carbodiimide (HNCNH), which is an isomer of the well-known interstellar species cyanamide (NH2CN), in weak maser emission, using data from the Green Bank Telescope PRIMOS survey toward Sgr B2(N). All spectral lines observed are in emission and have energy levels in excess of 170 K, indicating that the molecule likely resides in relatively hot gas that characterizes the denser regions of this star-forming region. The anticipated abundance of this molecule from ice… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

An unbiased ALMA spectral survey of the LkCa 15 and MWC 480 protoplanetary disks
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 REFERENCES
A Rigorous Attempt to Verify Interstellar Glycine
Detection of Interstellar Cyanoformaldehyde (CNCHO)
Carbodiimide production from cyanamide by UV irradiation and thermal reaction on amorphous water ice.
THE RQKA BRANCHES OF CARBODIIMIDE, HNCNH, BETWEEN 1.8 AND 3.3 THZ
The rQ1 branch of carbodiimide, HNCNH, at 1.1 THz
NGC 7538 IRS 1 - Subarcsecond resolution recombination line and (N-15)H3 maser observations
...
1
2
...