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Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

Formation and spectroscopy of carbides.


PMID 11345256

Abstract

We review the evidence for carbides in space both from infrared spectroscopy and direct measurements on presolar grains extracted from primitive meteorites. The paper includes a discussion of the structural properties of silicon carbide and metal carbides and their formation routes from the gas phase. In addition, we present spectroscopic data in the infrared, which are required for a better understanding of astronomical spectra.