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Paper: UV Photolysis of Carbon-based Materials under Simulated Dense and Diffuse Cloud Circumstances
Volume: 196, Thermal Emission Spectroscopy and Analysis of Dust, Disks, and Regoliths
Page: 333
Authors: Muñoz Caro, G. M.; Mennella, V.; Ruiterkamp, R.; Schutte, W. A.; Greenberg, J. M.; Ehrenfreund, P.
Abstract: Experiments simulating the processing of various carbon-based materials under diffuse and dense cloud conditions by UV radiation indicate that such materials will be efficiently dehydrogenated in interstellar space. How this behaviour may cause the observed reduction of the 3.4 μm band in dense interstellar clouds is discussed.
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