Near-infrared absorption coefficients of solid nitrogen as a function of temperature

Kimberly A. Tryka, Robert H. Brown, Vincent Anicich

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We present the results of laboratory measurements characterizing the near infrared spectrum of solid nitrogen at temperatures between 35 K and 60 K. The measurements show that the appearance of the spectrum in the regions of both the fundamental vibrational transition and its first overtone is temperature dependent. The temperature dependence of the spectrum in the overtone region provides a means of determining the temperature of N2 ice on Solar System objects using groundbased spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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