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Astron. Astrophys. 324, 27-31 (1997)

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The huge enhancement of Spectral-Spatial Fluctuations (SSF) in the Cosmic Background Radiation (CBR)

V.K. Dubrovich

1 Special Astrophysical Observatory, Nizhnij Arkhyz, K.-Ch.R., 357147, Russia (dubr@sao.ru)
2 Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, P.O. Box 2, 7990 AA, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands

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