標題: THE INFRARED SPECTRUM OF PROTONATED OVALENE IN SOLID PARA-HYDROGEN AND ITS POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO INTERSTELLAR UNIDENTIFIED INFRARED EMISSION
作者: Tsuge, Masashi
Bahou, Mohammed
Wu, Yu-Jong
Allamandola, Louis
Lee, Yuan-Pern
應用化學系
應用化學系分子科學碩博班
Department of Applied Chemistry
Institute of Molecular science
關鍵字: astrochemistry;infrared: ISM;ISM: lines and bands;ISM: molecules
公開日期: 10-七月-2016
摘要: The mid-infrared emission from galactic objects, including reflection nebulae, planetary nebulae, proto-planetary nebulae, molecular clouds, etc, as well as external galaxies, is dominated by the unidentified infrared (UIR) emission bands. Large protonated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (H(+)PAHs) were proposed as possible carriers, but no spectrum of an H(+)PAH has been shown to exactly match the UIR bands. Here, we report the IR spectrum of protonated ovalene (7-C32H15+) measured in a para-hydrogen (p-H-2) matrix at 3.2 K, generated by bombarding a mixture of ovalene and p-H-2 with electrons during matrix deposition. Spectral assignments were made based on the expected chemistry and on the spectra simulated with the wavenumbers and infrared intensities predicted with the B3PW91/6-311++G(2d, 2p) method. The close resemblance of the observed spectral pattern to that of the UIR bands suggests that protonated ovalene may contribute to the UIR emission, particularly from objects that emit Class A spectra, such as the IRIS reflection nebula, NGC 7023.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/825/2/96
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/134140
ISSN: 0004-637X
DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/825/2/96
期刊: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Volume: 825
Issue: 2
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