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The huge enhancement of Spectral-Spatial Fluctuations (SSF) in the Cosmic Background Radiation (CBR)
Received 6 April 1996 / Accepted 7 November 1996
The luminescence process for proto-objects moving with a peculiar velocity at high redshift is considered. It is shown that some primordial molecules could produce low-frequency photons (which correspond to the rotational lines) by decaying high-frequency rovibration photons from the CBR. Due to the rather different numbers of these photons, a huge enhancement (relative to the pure reflection mechanism) of the emission line intensity from the proto-objects could occur at the appropriate wavelengths.
Key words: cosmic microwave background cosmology: theory molecular processes
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Online publication: May 26, 1998