Amorphous carbon and carbonaceous materials in space

Research paper by A. Blanco, A. Borghesi, V. Orofino, E. Bussoletti, S. Fonti, C. Fusco, L. Colangeli, G. Schwehm

Indexed on: 01 Jan '90Published on: 01 Jan '90Published in: Il Nuovo cimento della Societa italiana di fisica. C


We present here a fitting of the spectrum of the carbon star GL799, obtained using a mixture of amorphous carbon (AC) and silicon carbide (SiC) grains. We have also interpreted the 3.4 μm band of Comet Halley, assuming as carriers highly hydrogenated amorphous carbon grains (HHAC).