An older version of the theoretical database is currently selected, click here to use the latest

Technologies

The NASA Ames PAH IR Spectroscopic Database follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural design pattern (with a few exceptions) and utilizing the FrontController design pattern. MVC is an architectural pattern commonly used in software engineering. Successful use of the pattern isolates business logic from user interface considerations, resulting in an application where it is easier to modify either the visual appearance of the application or the underlying business rules without affecting the other. In MVC, the model represents the information (the data) of the application; the view corresponds to elements of the user interface such as text, checkbox items, and so forth; and the controller manages the communication of data and the business rules used to manipulate the data to and from the model. To implement this MVC the technologies below, all free and open source software, have been used:

  1. LAMP
  2. Apache 2
  3. MySQL 5
  4. PHP 7
  5. XHTML
  6. CSS
  7. jQuery
  8. C++
  9. Libraries, etc.

You are kindly asked to cite the following papers when using the database:

  • C.W. Bauschlicher, Jr., A. Ricca, C. Boersma, L.J. Allamandola, "THE NASA AMES PAH IR SPECTROSCOPIC DATABASE: COMPUTATIONAL VERSION 3.00 WITH UPDATED CONTENT AND THE INTRODUCTION OF MULTIPLE SCALING FACTORS", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 234, 32, 2018 10.3847/1538-4365/aaa019BibTeX - RIS
  • C. Boersma, C.W. Bauschlicher, Jr., A. Ricca, A.L. Mattioda, J. Cami, E. Peeters, F. Sánchez de Armas, G. Puerta Saborido, D.M. Hudgins, and L.J. Allamandola, "THE NASA AMES PAH IR SPECTROSCOPIC DATABASE VERSION 2.00: UPDATED CONTENT, WEBSITE AND ON/OFFLINE TOOLS", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 211, 8, 2014 10.1088/0067-0049/211/1/8BibTeX - RIS
  • Mattioda, A. L., Hudgins, D. M., Boersma, C., Ricca, A., Peeters, E., Cami, J., Sánchez de Armas, F., Puerta Saborido, G., Bauschlicher, C. W., J., and Allamandola, L. J. "THE NASA AMES PAH IR SPECTROSCOPIC DATABASE: THE LABORATORY SPECTRA", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, XXX, 201X (in preparation)

700 species present in version 2.00 of the theoretical database (Oct 29, 2013)