Infrared spectroscopy

Reliable infrared spectroscopic data are essential to identify molecules present in various astrophysical environments (planetary atmospheres, interstellar clouds, circumstellar envelopes…) and to model radiative transfer taking place. In our laboratory, we work with innovative methods on the following topics:

Infrared spectroscopy of unstable species
High temperature infrared spectroscopy
Spectroscopy of complex and out-of-equilibrium molecular systems

 

Herschel Observatory - Artist’s view of Herschel Spatial Observatory and RCW 79 in Centaur’s constellation (Source: ESA – D. Ducros, 2009)