Interstellar and Circumstellar Fullerenes

@article{Cami2014InterstellarAC,
  title={Interstellar and Circumstellar Fullerenes},
  author={Jan Cami},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={385 - 385}
}
  • J. Cami
  • Published 20 June 2014
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Fullerenes are a particularly stable class of carbon molecules in the shape of a hollow sphere or ellipsoid that might be formed in the outflows of carbon stars. Once injected into the interstellar medium (ISM), these stable species survive and are thus likely to be widespread in the Galaxy where they contribute to interstellar extinction, heating processes, and complex chemical reactions. In recent years, the fullerene species C60 (and to a lesser extent C70) have been detected in a wide… 

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