One of the most innocous-looking but extremely complex molecules on the ExoMol radar are open-shell diatomics. Study of these systems will a large number of coupled electronic states has just been made a lot easier and more accurate with the release of the ExoMol-written program Duo. Check out the pre-print at http://arxiv.org/abs/1601.06531
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Emma Barton leads a new publication http://arxiv.org/abs/1605.02511 assigning new spectral lines in the 35 year old Kitt Peak room temperature spectra! 2474 lines are assigned to 21 bands providing 1692 experimental energies in the range 7000 - 9000 cm-1. The spectrum was assigned by the joint use of the BYTe variational line list and combination differences.
Transition metal diatomic species, like TiO, VO, CrH, TiH, NiH, FeH and FeO, can be extremely important in astrophysical environments. However, their electronic spectroscopy is extremely complicated due to the large number of low-lying electronic states. Ab-initio calculations of the spectroscopy of these molecules must be used with caution and an understanding of the likely errors for different properties. See the recent review by ExoMol on the topic at http://arxiv.org/abs/1605.02301!
ExoMol line list data has been used to calculate radiative lifetimes and cooling functions in http://arxiv.org/abs/1601.07997!
Jonathan Tennyson was interviewed for the BBC (from 1:09) about Kepler's discovery of over 100 Earth-sized exoplanets.
Check out the preprint of our new database paper at http://arxiv.org/abs/1603.05890
Includes lifetimes, some pressure broadening coefficients and more!
Data is gradually being added to ExoMol website.
Line list construction can be difficult and can even make you VOMYT; at least if it is for VO and created by McKemmish, Yurchenko and Tennyson. Manuscript describing the line list is in preparation and can be sent upon request to email@example.com!
Next giant leap for line-list kind: TiO. Yes it is coming. We even have school kids working on it!
Participate in #Childspeakyourphd from The Guardian and translate your PhD thesis title into one that children would understand. Click here to see Dr. Clara Sousa-Silva's contribution.
Evidence of life on the moon revealed by NASA today.
ExoMol members at the Twinkle Stand at Your Universe, University College London Thursday 10th March to Saturday 12th March 2016.
ExoMol has produced the VBATHY linelist for CaO, considering 5 electronic states and valid up to 5000K. Check out the paper at http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.08987 and check out the linelist at http://theoryserv2.phys.ucl.ac.uk/data/molecules/CaO/40Ca-16O/VBATHY/!
Members of ExoMol are currently working together with Students from Highams Park School as part of the latest EduTwinkle programme: ORBYTS at Highams Park.
This is the new, improved ExoMol website. Enjoy!
Alec from ExoMol talks about life as a PhD student: My PhD takes me into a world of space molecules and alien fart jokes.
Go here for the ExoMol conference presentations.
Very successful ExoMol conference finished today 26th July 2015.