Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 478, 95-109 (2018/July-3)
Fast deuterium fractionation in magnetized and turbulent filaments.
KORTGEN B., BOVINO S., SCHLEICHER D.R.G., STUTZ A., BANERJEE R., GIANNETTI A. and LEURINI S.
Abstract (from CDS):
Deuterium fractionation is considered as an important process to infer the chemical ages of prestellar cores in filaments. We present here the first magnetohydrodynamical simulations including a chemical network to study deuterium fractionation in magnetized and turbulent filaments, with a line-mass of Mlin = 42 M☉ pc–1 within a radius of R= 0.1 pc, and their sub-structures. The filaments typically show widespread deuterium fractionation with average values >=0.01. For individual cores of similar age, we observe the deuteration fraction to increase with time, but also to be independent of their average properties such as density, virial, or mass-to-magnetic flux ratio. We further find a correlation of the deuteration fraction with core mass, average H2 density, and virial parameter only at late evolutionary stages of the filament and attribute this to the lifetime of the individual cores. Specifically, chemically old cores reveal higher deuteration fractions. Within the radial profiles of selected cores, we notice differences in the structure of the deuteration fraction or surface density, which we can attribute to their different turbulent properties. High deuteration fractions of the order of 0.01-0.1 may be reached within approximately 200 kyr, corresponding to two free-fall times, as defined for cylindrical systems, of the filaments.
© 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
astrochemistry - magnetic fields - MHD - turbulence - stars: formation - ISM: clouds
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