SSHADE Databases: SPAN

Spectroscopy of Planetary Aerosol aNalogues

Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observation Spatiales (LATMOS) / Instrumentation, Modélisation en Planétologie, Exobiologie et Comètes team - IPSL, CNRS / Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) / Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), OVSQ, Guyancourt, France

  • Scientific Manager: Nathalie Carrasco
  • Database Manager: Thomas Gautier
  • Data Providers: Cyril Szopa, Alain Sarkissian

This database will start soon to be active


The spectra of the SPAN database will concern laboratory analogues of planetary atmospheric aerosols synthesized at LATMOS, either with a cold plasma experiment (Szopa et al. 2006) or with a photochemical reactor (Carrasco et al. 2013). Their structures are sub-micrometric spherical particles or thin organic films. The spectra will be in transmission, absorption or complex refractive indices and will cover a large wavelength range, from X-ray up to far IR.