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Unbiased K/Ka/Q-band Absorption Survey towards B1830-210

by Purav Patel last modified Apr 16, 2011 by Pat Murphy

An Unbiased K, Ka, and Q-band Absorption Survey at z = 0.88582 towards B1830-210

E. Momjian (NRAO), N. Kanekar (NRAO), D. Meier (NRAO)

KSPUsing the expanded frequency coverage of the EVLA, this group proposes an astrochemical study of a high redshift galaxy. Apart from a handful of simple molecules, very little is known about the molecular environment at high redshift. This project will trace all molecular species with rest frequencies in the 34 to 93 GHz range and provide an unprecedented view of the molecular environment at high redshift. Beyond the significant astrochemical and cosmological interest, this study would be a unique demonstration of the new continuous spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of the EVLA.