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2012ApJ...744..174M - Astrophys. J., 744, 174 (2012/January-2)

Revisiting the chlorine abundance in diffuse interstellar clouds from measurements with the Copernicus satellite.


Abstract (from CDS):

We reanalyzed interstellar Cl I and Cl II spectra acquired with the Copernicus satellite. The directions for this study come from those of Crenny & Federman and sample the transition from atomic to molecular-rich clouds where the unique chemistry leading to molecules containing chlorine is initiated. Our profile syntheses relied on up-to-date laboratory oscillator strengths and component structures derived from published high-resolution measurements of K I absorption that were supplemented with Ca II and Na I D results. We obtain self-consistent results for the Cl I lines at 1088, 1097, and 1347 Å from which precise column densities are derived. The improved set of results reveals clearer correspondences with H2 and total hydrogen column densities. These linear relationships arise from rapid conversion of Cl+ to Cl0 in regions where H2 is present.

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Journal keyword(s): atomic data - ISM: abundances - ISM: atoms - ultraviolet: ISM

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