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2006ApJ...645.1198V - Astrophys. J., 645, 1198-1211 (2006/July-2)

The distribution of ortho-H2D+(11,0-11,1) in L1544: tracing the deuteration factory in prestellar cores.

VASTEL C., CASELLI P., CECCARELLI C., PHILLIPS T., WIEDNER M.C., PENG R., HOUDE M. and DOMINIK C.

Abstract (from CDS):

Prestellar cores are unique laboratories for studying the chemical and physical conditions preceding star formation. We observed the prestellar core L1544 in the fundamental transition of ortho-H2D+ (11,0-11,1) at different positions over 100" and found a strong correlation between its abundance and the CO depletion factor. We also present a tentative detection of the fundamental transition of para-D2H+ (11,0-10,1) at the dust emission peak. Maps in N2H+, N2D+, HCO+, and DCO+ are used and interpreted with the aid of a spherically symmetric chemical model that predicts the column densities and abundances of these species as a function of radius. The correlation between the observed deuterium fractionation of H+3, N2H+, and HCO+ and the observed integrated CO depletion factor across the core can be reproduced by this chemical model. In addition, a simpler model is used to study the H2D+ ortho-to-para ratio. We conclude that, in order to reproduce the observed ortho-H2D+ observations, the grain radius should be larger than 0.3 µm.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Individual: Alphanumeric: L1544 - ISM: Molecules - Radio Lines: ISM

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