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2013ApJ...765L..38V - Astrophys. J., 765, L38 (2013/March-2)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emission in the proplyd HST10: what is the mechanism behind photoevaporation?

VICENTE S., BERNE O., TIELENS A.G.G.M., HUELAMO N., PANTIN E., KAMP I. and CARMONA A.

Abstract (from CDS):

Proplyds are photodissociation-region-(PDR)-like cometary cocoons around young stars which are thought to originate through photoevaporation of the central protoplanetary disk by external UV radiation from the nearby OB stars. This Letter presents spatially resolved mid-infrared imaging and spectroscopy of the proplyd HST10 obtained with the Very Large Telescope/VISIR instrument. These observations allow us to detect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emission in the proplyd PDR and to study the general properties of PAHs in proplyds for the first time. We find that PAHs in HST10 are mostly neutral and at least 50 times less abundant than typical values found for the diffuse interstellar medium or the nearby Orion Bar. With such a low PAH abundance, photoelectric heating is significantly reduced. If this low abundance pertains also to the original disk material, gas heating rates could be too low to efficiently drive photoevaporation unless other processes can be identified. Alternatively, the model behind the formation of proplyds as evaporating disks may have to be revised.

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Journal keyword(s): circumstellar matter - ISM: lines and bands - ISM: molecules - protoplanetary disks - stars: individual: HST10

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