Special Research topic on Astrochemistry in "Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences"
An article collection on "RNA World Hypothesis and the Origin of Life: Astrochemistry Perspective" is presently open to contributions.
Article submission is possible until February 22nd, 2021 with a short abstract to be sent by November 25th, 2020.
Contributions should focus on one of the main following subtopics:
1. State-of-the-art radio and terahertz receivers for precision spectroscopy of molecules in protostellar and protoplanetary systems: high spectral resolving power and ultrahigh sensitivity large single-aperture far-infrared/submm/mm telescopes or interferometers.
2. High-resolution rotational spectroscopy (MW/mm/submm experimental perspective) and quantum chemistry theoretical underpinnings.
3. Experimental and theoretical studies of elementary reactions at very low temperatures. Role of Terahertz molecular spectroscopy, with special attention to ultra-cold isolated molecular ions: carbocations and carbanions, in chemical reactivity.
More scientific details and information about the submission process can be found at the following
or by contacting the topic editors:
Ashraf Ali: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Leisawitz: email@example.com
André Canosa: firstname.lastname@example.org