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2005A&A...438..557T - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 438, 557-570 (2005/8-1)

Detection of steam in the circumstellar disk around a massive Young Stellar Object.

THI W.-F. and BIK A.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report on the observation of hot water vapor (steam) in the inner AU of a young massive star located in the star-forming region IRAS 08576-4334. The water lines are detected in a medium resolution (R∼10000) K-band spectrum taken by the infrared spectrometer ISAAC mounted on the VLT-ANTU. The water vapor is at a mean temperature of 1565±510K, cooler than the hot CO found in the same object, which is at ≃1660K; and the column density is N(H2O)=(2.5±0.4)x1018cm–2. The profile of both H2O and CO lines is best reproduced by the emission from a Keplerian disk. To interpret the data, we also investigate the formation of molecules and especially CO and water vapor in the inner hot and dense part of disks around young high mass stars using a pseudo time-dependent gas-phase chemical model. Molecules are rapidly photodissociated but this destruction is compensated for by an efficient formation due to fast neutral-neutral reactions. The ability of CO molecules to self-shield significantly enhances its abundance. Water molecules are sufficiently abundant to be detectable. The observed H2O/CO ratio is reproduced by gas at 1600K and by an enhanced UV field over gas density ratio IUV/nH=10–4-10–6. The simulations support the presence of CO and H2O molecules in the inner disks around young massive stars despite the strong UV radiation and show that the OH radical plays an essential role in hot gas chemistry.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: formation - astrochemistry - circumstellar matter

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Number of rows : 6

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
1 V* V512 Per Or* 03 29 03.7567945196 +31 16 03.959183877           ~ 353 0
2 V* V2254 Ori Or* 05 35 14.11296 -05 22 22.7316           B 292 2
3 [BCB89] IRS 2 Y*O 05 41 45.81 -01 54 29.8           B 95 0
4 NAME VELA MOL RIDGE MoC 08 53 -45.0           ~ 135 0
5 RCW 36 HII 08 59 00.9 -43 44 10     15.20     ~ 125 0
6 MSX5C G265.1485+01.4474 HII 08 59 25.2 -43 45 46           ~ 33 1

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