I must confess…

I’m a little nervous about talking to a group of astronomers about molecular spectroscopy. Especially as, frankly, I have utterly no idea how much chemistry everyone actually knows!

Ah, the perils of being interdisciplinary.

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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  1. Yeah, very true. That’s some serious electromagnetic radiation there. :)

  2. invaderxan says:

    Y’know… In a funny way, yes. Actually, more like a nuke x10100… :P

  3. 50 to 160nm?! Good graciousness, what on earth are you bombarding that poor CO molecule with?! A Nuke?! ;)

  4. invaderxan says:

    Why thank you. :)
    …I almost feel like a fraud to say — I calculated it myself. :P

  5. dustchick says:

    Very nice spectrum there!

  6. invaderxan says:

    Time dependent DFT theoretical spectrum of CO. With very narrow half widths to simulate cryogenic temperatures (and show the actual electronic transition wavelengths). :)
    Actually, I kinda calculated it myself for my talk. Diatomics only take a couple of minutes to run…

  7. I confess, I can’t figure out what kind of spectroscopy this is.

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