dc.creator McCall, Benjamin J. en_US dc.creator Adamkovics, M. en_US dc.creator Rachford, B. L. en_US dc.creator Snow, T. P. en_US dc.creator Friedman, S. D. en_US dc.creator Sonnentrucker, P. en_US dc.creator Fishman, T. en_US dc.creator Thorburn, J. A. en_US dc.creator Hobbs, L. M. en_US dc.creator Oka, T. en_US dc.creator Welty, D. E. en_US dc.creator York, Donald G. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-11T21:45:47Z dc.date.available 2008-01-11T21:45:47Z dc.date.issued 2005 en_US dc.identifier 2005-RF-03 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/30437 dc.description [2]{ J. A. Thorburn, L. M. Hobbs, B. J. McCall, T. Oka, D. E. Welty, S. D. Friedman, T. P. Snow, P. Sonnentrucker, and D. G. York, {\em Astrophys. J.[3]{ G. H. Herbig, {\em Astrophys. J.[4]{ S. R. Federman, A. C. Danks, and D. L. Lambert, {\em Astrophys. J.{ Based on observations from the APO 3.5-meter telescope, owned and operated by the Astrophysical Research Consortium. en_US dc.description Author Institution: Departments of Chemistry \& Astronomy,; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 601 S. Mathews Ave.,; Urbana, IL 61801; Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College; Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of; Colorado at Boulder; Space Telescope Science Institute; Department of Physics \& Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University; Department of Astronomy \& Astrophysics, University of Chicago en_US dc.description.abstract \hspace{0.2in} The survey of the diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs) conducted from 1999 to 2003 at the Apache Point Observatory provides the best dataset yet obtained for studying the correlations among the DIBs and between DIBs and known atomic and molecular species. Already, this dataset has yielded the identification of a set of DIBs (the C$_2$ DIBs'') that are well-correlated with the abundance of diatomic carbon} {\bf 584}, 339 (2003)}. \hspace{0.2in} Here we present the remarkably good correlation between the equivalent width of the DIB at 5780 \AA\ with the column density of H \textsc{i}, $\langle { N(\mathrm{H} {\scriptstyle \mathrm I}) } / {W_{\lambda}(5780) } \rangle = 6.77 \pm 0.21 \times 10^{18} \;\mathrm{cm}^{-2} \;\mathrm{m\AA}^{-1}$, and that between the column densities of CH and H$_2$, $\langle {N(\mathrm{H_2})} / {N(\mathrm{CH})} \rangle = 2.34 \pm 0.08 \times 10^{7}$, in a large sample of diffuse and translucent cloud sightlines. These correlations have been previously noted by Herbig} {\bf 407}, 142 (1993)} and by Federman et al.} {\bf 287}, 219 (1984)}, respectively, but the relationships are much clearer and have greatly reduced uncertainties with our expanded dataset. \hspace{0.2in} We also present our continuing work on the search for correlations among the DIBs, in the hopes of finding a set (or vibronic progression) of DIBs that are due to the same molecular carrier. We will discuss the statistics of the correlation coefficients among different pairs of DIBs, and will examine in detail some of the best correlations we have observed. en_US dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title CORRELATIONS AMONG DIFFUSE INTERSTELLAR BANDS, ATOMS, AND SMALL MOLECULES en_US dc.type article en_US
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