Interstellar Molecules

Their Laboratory and Interstellar Habitat

  • Koichi M. T. Yamada
  • Gisbert Winnewisser

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 241)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Koichi M. T. Yamada, Gisbert Winnewisser
    Pages 1-26
  3. Karl M. Menten, Friedrich Wyrowski
    Pages 27-42
  4. Koichi M. T. Yamada, Per Jensen, Nobukimi Ohashi
    Pages 43-178
  5. Thomas F. Giesen, Karl Jacobs
    Pages 179-217
  6. Koichi M. T. Yamada, Gisbert Winnewisser
    Pages 219-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-230

About this book


This book deals with the astrophysics and spectroscopy of the interstellar molecules. In the introduction, overview and history of interstellar observations are described in order to help understanding how the modern astrophysics and molecular spectroscopy have been developed interactively. The recent progress in the study of this field, after the 4th Cologne-Bonn-Zermatt symposium 2003 is briefly summarized. Furthermore, the basic knowledge of molecular spectroscopy, which is essential to correctly comprehend the astrophysical observations, is presented in a compact form.


Astrophysics Interstellar molecules Molecular spectroscopy Radio astronomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Koichi M. T. Yamada
    • 1
  • Gisbert Winnewisser
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Research Inst. EnvironmentalNational Institute of AdvancedTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.MerzhausenGermany

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