Tunable Ultraviolet Laser Studies of Photon-Molecular Interactions of Cometary Interest [chapter]

William M. Jackson
1987 Astrochemistry  
Most of the cometary radicals are thought to be formed in the coma by photodissociation processes. Successful modeling of the coma requires a detailed knowledge of the products that are formed from the various parent molecules, and the energy partitioning among these products. This information has to be obtained as a function of wavelength, because the Sun is not a monochromatic source. In this review, the status of the experimental knowledge of some key molecules will be discussed, along with
more » ... cussed, along with the prospects of some new laboratory techniques that can fill in the gaps in our present knowledge. available at https://www.cambridge.org/core/terms. https://doi.
doi:10.1007/978-94-009-4774-0_11 fatcat:qsl63kmxcja7hjo322zusgtvay