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dc.contributor.authorLucas, P.W.
dc.contributor.authorHough, J.
dc.contributor.authorBailey, J.
dc.contributor.authorChrysostomou, A.
dc.contributor.authorGledhill, T.
dc.contributor.authorMcCall, A.
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-19T11:33:01Z
dc.date.available2007-11-19T11:33:01Z
dc.date.issued2005-02
dc.identifier.citationLucas , P W , Hough , J , Bailey , J , Chrysostomou , A , Gledhill , T & McCall , A 2005 , ' UV Circular Polarisation in Star Formation Regions : The Origin of Homochirality? ' , Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres , vol. 35 , no. 1 , pp. 29-60 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11084-005-7770-6
dc.identifier.issn0169-6149
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 179636
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dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/1066
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 18644371512
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2859-4600/work/30779768
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/1066
dc.description.abstractUltraviolet circularly polarised light has been suggested as the initial cause of the homochirality of organic molecules in terrestrial organisms, via enantiomeric selection of prebiotic molecules by asymmetric photolysis. We present a theoretical investigation of mechanisms by which ultraviolet circular polarisation may be produced in star formation regions. In the scenarios considered here, light scattering produces only a small percentage of net circular polarisation at any point in space, due to the forward throwing nature of the phase function in the ultraviolet. By contrast, dichroic extinction can produce a fairly high percentage of net circular polarisation (∼10%) and may therefore play a key role in producing an enantiomeric excessen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofOrigins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
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dc.subjectAstronomy
dc.titleUV Circular Polarisation in Star Formation Regions : The Origin of Homochirality?en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Astrophysics Research
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dc.relation.schoolSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dcterms.dateAccepted2005-02
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