SpS1-Laboratory spectroscopy of small molecules

Peter F. Bernath
2009 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
This contribution focuses on the study of 'cool' sources with surface temperatures in the range of about 500-4000 K. In this temperature range spectra are dominated by strong molecular absorption and the tools of modern chemical physics can be applied to compute the molecular opacities needed to simulate the observed spectral energy distributions. (See Bernath (2005) for an introduction to molecular spectroscopy including line intensities and Bernath (2009) for a recent astronomical review article.)
doi:10.1017/s1743921310010628 fatcat:a5vhtja6rzep7a4rsrpzbwvisy