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Title:THE MILLIMETER WAVE SPECTRUM OF RARE IRON MONOXIDE ISOTOPOLOGUES: A MASS INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS
Author(s):Waßmuth, Björn
Contributor(s):Giesen, Thomas ; Fuchs, Guido W; Breier, Alexander A.
Subject(s):Small molecules
Abstract:The role of iron containing molecular species in the interstellar medium is not fully understood. Iron monoxide was tentatively detected toward Sagittarius B2.\footnote{C.M. Walmsley \textit{et al.}, \textit{Astrophys. J.}, \textbf{566}:L109-L112, (2002).} In the laboratory the isotopologues $\mathrm{^{56}FeO}$ and $\mathrm{^{54}FeO}$ were rotationally measured in all five spin states in their $X^5\Delta_i$ ground state by Allen et al.\footnote{M.D. Allen \textit{et al.}, \textit{Chem. Phys. Lett.}, \textbf{257}, 130-136, (1996).} We present laboratory measurements of rotational lines of the rare isotopologues $\mathrm{^{57}FeO}$, $\mathrm{^{58}FeO}$, and $\mathrm{^{56}Fe^{18}O}$, including the hyperfine structure splitting due to the nuclear spin $I=1/2$ of $\mathrm{^{57}Fe}$. We performed a mass independent analysis\footnote{A.A. Breier \textit{et al.}, \textit{J. Mol. Spectrosc.}, \textbf{355}, 46-58, (2019).} with the new isotopic data and data from the literature. This enables us to predict molecular parameters and line transitions of the radioactive isotopologue $\mathrm{^{60}FeO}$. Kami\'{n}ski \textit{et al.} detected the radioactive molecule $\mathrm{^{26}AlF}$ in the merger CK Vulpeculae by means of rotational spectroscopy \footnote{T. Kami\'{n}ski \textit{et al.}, \textit{Nature Astronomy}, \textbf{2}, 778-783, (2018).}. This is a powerful novel approach to use molecular transition to search for iron and its isotopes. Iron monoxide is a well suited candidate for a astronomical search for $^{60}\mathrm{Fe}$.
Issue Date:23-Jun-20
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:APS
Genre:CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/107471
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-06-26


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