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2020ApJ...896...43W - Astrophys. J., 896, 43-43 (2020/June-2)

Arp 220: new observational insights into the structure and kinematics of the nuclear molecular disks and surrounding gas.


Abstract (from CDS):

ALMA cycle 3 observations of 12CO J = 3 - 2, 13CO J = 4 - 3, SiO J = 8 - 7, and HCN J = 5 - 4 are presented. Significant extended emission is detected in 12CO J = 3 - 2 with a morphology that is indicative of m = 2 tidal features, suggesting gas inflow. In addition, outflows for both nuclei are found in 12CO J = 3 - 2. Significant SiO absorption is detected in the western nucleus. HCN that is morphologically distinct from CO is detected in both nuclei. These observations are compared to non-LTE radiative transfer models created using the Line Modeling Engine for simple gas dynamics to gain insight into how physical parameters, such as rotational velocity, turbulent velocity, gas temperature, dust temperature, and gas mass, can reproduce the observed kinematic and spatial features. The eastern nucleus is found to be best modeled with an inclusion of a temperature asymmetry from one side of the disk to the other. It is also found that the western nucleus is optically thick even in the less abundant species of 13CO, absorbing significant amounts of continuum radiation.

Abstract Copyright: © 2020. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): Ultraluminous infrared galaxies - CO line emission - Radiative transfer

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