THE FORMATION OF FULLERENES: CLUES FROM NEW C60, C70, AND (POSSIBLE) PLANAR C24 DETECTIONS IN MAGELLANIC CLOUD PLANETARY NEBULAE

@article{GarcaHernndez2011THEFO,
  title={THE FORMATION OF FULLERENES: CLUES FROM NEW C60, C70, AND (POSSIBLE) PLANAR C24 DETECTIONS IN MAGELLANIC CLOUD PLANETARY NEBULAE},
  author={D. A. Garc{\'i}a-Hern{\'a}ndez and S. Iglesias-Groth and J. Acosta-Pulido and A. Manchado and P. Gar{\'c}ıa-Lario and L. Stanghellini and E. Villaver and R. Shaw and F. Cataldo},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={737}
}
We present 10 new Spitzer detections of fullerenes in Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebulae, including the first extragalactic detections of the C70 molecule. These new fullerene detections together with the most recent laboratory data permit us to report an accurate determination of the C60 and C70 abundances in space. Also, we report evidence for the possible detection of planar C24 in some of our fullerene sources, as indicated by the detection of very unusual emission features coincident with… Expand

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