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Interference Fringes - Free Software This Excel file (394 kilobytes)
will allow you to fit a set of interference fringes with a method similar to
that described by Romanescu et al. (Icarus, 2010). The calculation is not particularly
difficult, but we are unaware of a free, open-source computer routine for doing
it, and that employs a straightforward graphical user interface. We have tested
the file given here and know that it works with Excel and the OpenOffice package.
Note that there are instructions in the second and third tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
If you find this file helpful in your research then please acknowledge any use by reference to "Hudson et al." and this NASA web site. Many variations of this file come to mind, and so we would be glad to have copies of any improvements you make. Spectral Calculation - Free Software This Excel file (4.76 megabytes)
will allow you to calculate IR transmission spectra from optical constants, n and k, based on the method
of Swanepoel (1983) referenced in the file. The calculation is not particularly difficult, but we are
unaware of a free, open-source computer routine for doing it, and using a straightforward graphical user
interface. We have tested the file given here and know that it works with Excel and the OpenOffice package.
If you find this file helpful in your research then please acknowledge any use by reference to "Hudson et al." and this NASA web site. Many variations of this file come to mind, and so we would be glad to have copies of any improvements you make. |

Acetone ((CH _{3})_{2}CO) Ice Links to tables of the real (n) and imaginary (k) parts of the complex index of refraction of solid acetone are given below. Note that these two files are in the Excel (xlsx) format. |
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Region | Initial Ice Phase | Temperature and Data | |
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3600 - 500 cm^{-1} |
Amorphous | 10 K | |

3600 - 500 cm^{-1} |
Crystalline | 125 K | |

Methane (CH _{4}) Ice A link to a table of the real (n) and imaginary (k) parts of the complex index of refraction, and the transmission spectrum, of methane ice is given below. Note that the amorphous phase will crystallize on warming. -- More methane data will be posted soon. |
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Region | Initial Ice Phase | Temperature and Data | |
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5000 - 400 cm^{-1} |
Amorphous | 10 K - spectra, n, and k | |

Ethane (C _{2}H_{6}) Ices Links to tables of the real (n) and imaginary (k) parts of the complex index of refraction, and transmission spectra, of ethane ices are given below. Note that the amorphous and metastable ices crystallize on warming. A copy of the paper describing this work is available here (pdf format). |
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Region | Initial Ice Phase | Temperatures (K) and Data | |
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4500 - 500 cm^{-1} |
Amorphous | 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 | |

Metastable | 11, 20, 30, 40, 50 60 | ||

Crystalline | 12, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 | ||

Ethylene (C _{2}H_{4}) Ices Links to tables of the real (n) and imaginary (k) parts of the complex index of refraction, and transmission spectra, of ethylene ices are given below. Note that the amorphous and metastable ices crystallize on warming. A copy of the paper describing this work is available here (pdf format). |
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Region | Initial Ice Phase | Temperatures (K) and Data | |
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5000 - 700 cm^{-1} |
Amorphous | 12, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 | |

Metastable | 14, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 | ||

Crystalline | 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 | ||

Acetylene (C _{2}H_{2}) Ices Links to tables of the real (n) and imaginary (k) parts of the complex index of refraction, and transmission spectra, of acetylene ices are given below. Note that there is overlap in the tables between the mid- and near-IR regions, near 3500 cm ^{-1}. A copy of the paper describing this work is available here (pdf format). |
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Region | Ice Phase | Temperatures (K) | Data |
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Near-IR | Amorphous | 12, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 | Spectrum n k |

Crystalline | 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 | Spectrum n k | |

Mid-IR | Amorphous | 12, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 | Spectrum n k |

Crystalline | 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 | Spectrum n k | |

Nitrile Ices Links to tables of the real (n) and imaginary (k) parts of the complex index of refraction of nitrile ices are given below. Note that there is overlap in the tables between the mid- and far-IR regions, near 500 cm ^{-1}. Each table is in the machine-readable format used by The
Astrophysical Journal. A copy of the paper describing this work is available here (pdf format). |
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Nitrile Ice |
Ice Phase | Temperatures (K) | Data |
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HCN | Amorphous | 50, 75, 95, 110 | n k |

Crystalline | 20, 35, 50, 75, 95, 110, 120 | n k | |

C_{2}N_{2} |
Amorphous | 50, 75 | n k |

Crystalline | 20, 35, 50, 75, 95 | n k | |

CH_{3}CN |
Amorphous | 50, 75, 95, 110 | n k |

Crystalline | 20, 35, 50, 75, 95, 110, 130 | n k | |

C_{2}H_{5}CN |
Amorphous | 50, 75, 95, 110 | n k |

Crystalline | 20, 35, 50, 75, 95, 110, 140 | n k | |

HC_{3}N |
Amorphous | 50, 75, 95 | n k |

Crystalline | 20, 35, 50, 75, 95, 110 | n k | |