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Susana Iglesias-Groth
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Present Research Area

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My research activity has focused on the study of complex carbon molecules in the interstellar medium with the aim to clarify their contribution to several intriguing astrophysical phenomena. I have carried out research on the physical and chemical properties of fullerenes and studied their role on the extinction of radiation in the interstellar medium, the origin of diffuse interstellar bands, the origin of the recently discovered anomalous microwave emission and on the formation of organic material, particularly prebiotic molecules, in molecular clouds. Currently, I am involved in the search and identification for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other forms of hydrogenated carbon molecules (fulleranes) in interstellar space, the main goal is to investigate the role of these molecules on the formation of amino acids and other prebiotic molecules. Keywords: Carbon Molecules and prebiotic chemistry in Interstellar Space. Syntesis and spectroscopy of Fullerenes. Diffuse Interstellar Bands. Extinction of Radiation. Anomalous Microwave Emission
RELEVANT RESEARCH LINES:

  • Prebiotic molecules in molecular clouds and protoplanetary discs
  • Complex carbon based molecules and their impact on interstellar extinction (UV bump and diffuse bands) and microwave anomalous emission

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PAHs
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Naphthalene Cation and Anthracene Cation.

 

Fullerenes
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UV Bump and 4430 A DIB.

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