Carbon onions as possible carriers of the 2175 A interstellar absorption bump

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We have studied the ultraviolet (UV) optical response of various hollow and filled spherical multishell fullerenes (commonly called carbon onions) in the wavelength region of the carbon rc-plasmon excitation. Our theoretical approach, which follows a recently proposed growth model, allowed us to investigate the modification of the electronic properties of these clusters brought about by a material (for example, diamond) filling the inner cavity and by a coating layer (for example, water). We found that coated onion particles have optical properties consistent with the UV interstellar dust absorption data, including the constant position of the absorption maximum associated with a large variation of the resonance width.

langue originaleAnglais
Pages (de - à)719-727
Nombre de pages9
journalAstrophysical Journal
Volume487
Numéro de publication2 PART I
Les DOIs
Etat de la publicationPublié - 1 janv. 1997

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