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2001ApJ...552..168F - Astrophys. J., 552, 168-174 (2001/May-1)

Molecular carbon chains and rings in TMC-1.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present mapping results in several rotational transitions of HC3N, C6H, both cyclic and linear C3H2 and C3H, toward the cyanopolyyne peak of the filamentary dense cloud TMC-1 using the IRAM 30 m and MPIfR 100 m telescopes. The spatial distribution of the cumulene carbon chain propadienylidene H2CCC (hereafter l-C3H2) is found to deviate significantly from the distributions of the cyclic isomer c-C3H2, HC3N, and C6H, which, in turn, look very similar. The cyclic over linear abundance ratio of C3H2 increases by a factor of 3 across the filament, with a value of 28 at the cyanopolyyne peak. This abundance ratio is an order of magnitude larger than the range (3-5) we observed in the diffuse interstellar medium. The cyclic over linear abundance ratio of C3H also varies by ∼2.5 in TMC-1, reaching a maximum value (13) close to the cyanopolyyne peak. These behaviors might be related to competitive processes between ion-neutral and neutral-neutral reactions for cyclic and linear species.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Abundances - ISM: Individual: Alphanumeric: TMC-1 - ISM: Molecules - Molecular Processes

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