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2003ApJ...594..642C - Astrophys. J., 594, 642-650 (2003/September-1)

New laboratory spectra of isolated β-SiC nanoparticles: comparison with spectra taken by the Infrared Space Observatory.


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We present new laboratory infrared spectra of matrix-isolated β-SiC nanoparticles, which perfectly match the band profile of the 11+ µm feature observed in carbon stars. The new laboratory spectra differ in the shape of the band profile from former measurements of SiC nanoparticles thanks to the matrix-isolation technique which allows to obtain spectra of nonagglomerated particles. The final spectra are corrected for the influence of the surrounding medium (argon-matrix) by a computational technique proposed by Papoular et al. ((ref???)1998). Furthermore, we study the influence of nitrogen incorporation into the SiC lattice, which introduces a strong near-infrared absorption owing to surface-plasmon excitation (Mutschke et al. (ref???)1999). Our laboratory spectra are compared with Infrared Space Observatory observations of several carbon stars showing an 11 µm feature either in emission or in absorption. We discuss the implications of the new laboratory results for the interpretation of the spectra of carbon stars.

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Journal keyword(s): Astrochemistry - Stars: Circumstellar Matter - Infrared: Stars - Methods: Laboratory - Stars: AGB and Post-AGB - Stars: Carbon

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