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Bortolot et al. 1969

Bortolot, V.J., J.F. Clauser, and P. Thaddeus, 1969: Upper limits to the intensity of background radiation at λ =1.32, 0.559, AND 0.359 mm. Phys. Rev. Lett., 22, 307-310, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.22.307.

From observations of interstellar optical absorption lines of CN, CH, and CH+ we are able to impose upper limits, at three wavelengths, on the intensity of background radiation in the interstellar medium. These limits are consistent with the existence of thermal background radiation at a temperature of ∼3°K, but can be reconciled with the results of a recent rocket observation by Shivanandan, Houck, and Harwit only if the intense flux which they report is concentrated into a sharp line which happens to avoid the molecular resonances, or if this flux is of local origin.

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@article{bo09000a,
  author={Bortolot, V. J. and Clauser, J. F. and Thaddeus, P.},
  title={Upper limits to the intensity of background radiation at λ =1.32, 0.559, AND 0.359 mm},
  year={1969},
  journal={Phys. Rev. Lett.},
  volume={22},
  pages={307--310},
  doi={10.1103/PhysRevLett.22.307},
}

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AU  - Bortolot, V. J.
AU  - Clauser, J. F.
AU  - Thaddeus, P.
PY  - 1969
TI  - Upper limits to the intensity of background radiation at λ =1.32, 0.559, AND 0.359 mm
JA  - Phys. Rev. Lett.
VL  - 22
SP  - 307
EP  - 310
DO  - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.22.307
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