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2008ApJ...685..272H - Astrophys. J., 685, 272-280 (2008/September-3)

Modeling carbon chain anions in L1527.


Abstract (from CDS):

The low-mass protostellar region L1527 is unusual because it contains observable abundances of unsaturated carbon-chain molecules including C_n_ H radicals, H2Cncarbenes, cyanopolyynes, and the negative ions C4H and C6H, all of which are more associated with cold cores than with protostellar regions. Sakai et al. suggested that these molecules are formed in L1527 from the chemical precursor methane, which evaporates from the grains during the heat-up of the region. With the gas-phase osu.03.2008 network extended to include negative ions of the families Cn, and C_n_H, as well as the newly detected C3N, we modeled the chemistry that occurs following methane evaporation at T~25-30 K. We are able to reproduce most of the observed molecular abundances in L1527 at a time of ~5x103 yr. At later times, the overall abundance of anions become greater than that of electrons, which has an impact on many organic species and ions. The anion-to-neutral ratio in our calculation is in good agreement with observation for C6H, but exceeds the observed ratio by more than 3 orders of magnitude for C4H. In order to explain this difference, further investigation is needed on the rate coefficients for electron attachment and other reactions regarding anions.

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Journal keyword(s): Astrochemistry - ISM: Abundances - ISM: Clouds - ISM: Molecules

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