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800- to 900-GHz SIS receiver for molecular line astronomy

Davies, Steven R. and Ellison, Brian N. and Little, L.T. and Matheson, David N. (1995) 800- to 900-GHz SIS receiver for molecular line astronomy. In: Afsar, Mohammed N., ed. Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves II. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE, pp. 174-177. ISBN 0-8194-1917-6. (doi:10.1117/12.224233) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:19809)

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Abstract

Recent astronomical observations of neutral carbon at 492 GHz have shown that its distribution is widespread in interstellar molecular coulds. Studies of the distribution and excitation of neutral carbon are of key importance in understanding the chemistry of such regions. Observations of CI at 809 GHz to complement those at 492 GHz would be of great importance in such studies. We are currently building as SIS receiver for the frequency band 800-900 GHz for use in observing submillimeter spectral lines, including CI. The receiver will be operated on the TIRGO infrared telescope, situated on the summit of the Gornergrat, Switzerland (altitude 10,390 ft). It is anticipated that this receiver will be mounted on the TIRGO telescope towards the end of 1996, or the beginning of 1997.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1117/12.224233
Uncontrolled keywords: SIS receiver; quasiparticle miter; submillimetre waves; radio astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2009 11:43 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 15:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19809 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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