Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Closing in on the elusive rotational-vibrational CH5+ spectra

To identify molecules on Earth or in outer space, scientists typically record the spectrum of light absorbed -- each molecule has its own unique spectrum. CH5+, consists of a central carbon atom with five hydrogen atoms constantly moving around it, which makes it difficult to interpret its spectrum. Scientists report comparing, for the first time at a detailed level, experimental v. theory for CH5+.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1YXsZkN

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