28-30 September 2016
Tagungstätte Schloss Ringberg, Kreuth
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Submillimeter wave spectroscopy of HOCO+ and DOCO+


  • Dr. Valerio LATTANZI

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Protonated CO$_2$ is a molecule of astrophysical interest because it’s an indirect tracer of carbon dioxide. Being CO$_2$ a main constituent of interstellar ices, its chemistry provides important information on the interplay of gas- and solid-phase chemistry in space.

Bogey and coworkers measured in the late 80s the rotational spectra of HOCO$^+$ and DOCO$^+$ up to 420 GHz (1,2).

We have extended the frequency coverage up to 1 THz, obtaining improved rotational constants and centrifugal distortion constants. The ions were produced in a newly built cryogenic discharge cell in the CAS Laboratories via magnetically enhanced glow discharge of a mixture of CO$_2$, H$_2$(D$_2$) and Argon. Our results on HOCO$^+$ and DOCO$^+$ will be presented, as well as the spectrometer. Future perspectives will also be discussed.


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