Meudon PDR: Atomic & molecular structure of IS clouds

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Meudon PDR: Atomic & molecular structure of interstellar clouds

Post by owlice » Mon May 28, 2012 8:57 am

[c]Meudon PDR: Atomic & molecular structure of interstellar clouds[/c][/b]
Abstract: The Meudon PDR code computes the atomic and molecular structure of interstellar clouds. It can be used to study the physics and chemistry of diffuse clouds, photodissociation regions (PDRs), dark clouds, or circumstellar regions. The model computes the thermal balance of a stationary plane-parallel slab of gas and dust illuminated by a radiation field and takes into account heating processes such as the photoelectric effect on dust, chemistry, cosmic rays, etc. and cooling resulting from infrared and millimeter emission of the abundant species. Chemistry is solved for any number of species and reactions. Once abundances of atoms and molecules and level excitation of the most important species have been computed at each point, line intensities and column densities can be deduced.

Credit: Le Petit, Franck; Roueff, Evelyne; Le Bourlot, Jacques; Nehmé, Cyrine


Bibcode: 2012ascl.soft05010L

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ID: ascl:1205.010
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