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Fluorescence efficiencies of the A-X and B-X systems of CO 2 + in comets

Earth, Planets and Space201451:BF03352218

DOI: 10.1186/BF03352218

Received: 6 May 1998

Accepted: 20 October 1998

Published: 6 June 2014

Abstract

Fluorescence models of the A-X and B-X band systems of CO 2 + have been constructed using molecular parameters available in literature. The models have been compared with the spectra of comets Austin (1989c1) and P/Giacobini-Zinner. From the best fit, the fluorescence efficiencies of the A-X and B-X band systems have been derived.