"Grenoble Astrophysics and Planetology Solid Spectroscopy and Thermodynamics" database service
GhoSST is a database on “spectroscopy of solids” of planetary and astrophysical interests covering a wide range of natural and synthetic solid samples (but also some liquids) with special focuses on low temperature ices & molecular solids, hydrated minerals, organics and carbonaceous materials, and cosmo-materials (meteorites, micro-meteorites & IDPs). Their spectroscopic properties are measured, either at IPAG or in international facilities, over a large wavelength range (Visible to Far-IR, but also XANES) with various types of spectroscopic techniques (transmission of thin films, crystals & grains in pellets, bidirectionnal reflectance & BRDF of granular or compact surfaces, microscopy of grains, Raman scattering & fluorescence emission of grains, …) mostly in a set of environmental cells designed to reproduce the planetary conditions (low to high temperature, vacuum, gas phase, adsorption, irradiation, …). Several high level products such as optical constants, bandlists and vibration mode parameters are also provided through theoretical analysis and modeling of the data.
Creation date
publicly online since 25th September 2012 and moved to GhoSST database @ SSHADE on 31st January 2018
Bernard Schmitt, Philippe Bollard, Damien Albert, Lydie Bonal
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
  • Institut de Planétologie et Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG)
  • Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INSU - CNRS)
    Award: SNO SSHADE-F-GhoSST
  • Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG)
    Award: SNO SSHADE-F-GhoSST
  • European Commission - Europlanet-RI program (grant #228319) (EC-FP7)
  • European Commission - VAMDC program (grant #239108) (EC-FP7)
  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)