Metal hydride molecules are important in astronomy: they are found in sunspots, cool stellar atmospheres and in substellar objects called brown dwarfs. Molecular opacities needed to simulate the spectral energy distributions emitted by these objects. The astronomical observation of metal hydrides is reviewed and the calculation of opacities is discussed for CrH, FeH and TiH.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Astrochemistry: From Laboratory Studies to Astronomical Observations|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- stellar atmospheres
- molecular opacities
- metal hydrides
- INFRARED SPECTRUM