Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 150, Issue 2, pp 387–390 | Cite as

Sharp emission lines from diamond dust in the Red Rectangle?

  • W. W. Duley
Letters to the Editor


A surprising similarity exists between sharp emission features observed in luminescence spectra of terrestrial diamonds and those reported in the spectrum of the Red Rectangle. It is argued that diamond or diamond-like inclusions may be important components of the dust in this object. Laboratory data shows that diamond formation is facilitated by the presence of oxygen.


Oxygen Dust Laboratory Data Emission Line Luminescence Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. W. Duley
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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