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Title:Improved Centrifugal And Hyperfine Analysis Of Nd2h And Nh2d And Itsapplication To The Spectral Line Survey Of L1544
Author(s):Puzzarini, Cristina
Contributor(s):Gauss, Jürgen; Jiang, Ningjing; Kisiel, Zbigniew; Dore, Luca; Bizzocchi, Luca; Melosso, Mattia
Abstract:Quantifying molecular abundances of astrochemical species is a key step towards the understanding of the chemistry occurring in the interstellar medium. This process requires a profound knowledge of the molecular energy levels, including their structure resulting from weak interactions between nuclear spins and the molecular rotation. With the aim of increasing the quality of spectral line catalogs for the singly- and doubly-deuterated ammonia (NH$_2$D and ND$_2$H), we have revised their rotational spectra by observing many hyperfine-resolved lines and more accurate high-frequency transitions. The measurements have been performed in the submillimeter-wave region (265-1565 GHz) using a frequency modulation submillimeter spectrometer and in the far-infrared domain (45-220 \wn) with a synchrotron-based Fourier-transform interferometer. The analysis of the new data, with the interpretation of the hyperfine structure supported by state-of-the-art quantum-chemical calculations, led to an overall improvement of all spectroscopic parameters. Moreover, the effect of the inclusion of deuterium splittings in the analysis of astrophysical NH$_2$D emissions at millimeter wavelengths has been tested using recent observations of the starless core L1544, an ideal astrophysical laboratory for the study of deuterated species. Our results show that accounting for hyperfine interactions leads to a small but significant change in the physical parameters used to model NH$_2$D line emissions.
Issue Date:2021-06-23
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-24

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