Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

First Committee Member

Stephen Lepp

Number of Pages

41

Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to improve existing models of the Early Universe by adding vibrationally resolved reactions to a standard model. Stancil, Lepp, and Dalgarno (1996, 1998) have developed a standard chemical model for molecules in the Early Universe. Galli and Palla (1998) have shown that vibrational excitation may be important in this model by forcing the vibrational level of H+2 to be either v=0 or v=9. I studied a consistent model for the vibrational levels including level dependent formation and destruction as well as transition between the levels.

Keywords

Early; Model; Universe

Controlled Subject

Astronomy

File Format

pdf

File Size

993.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/xeuh-s05o


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