Nahoon: Time-dependent gas-phase chemical model

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Nahoon: Time-dependent gas-phase chemical model

Post by Ada Coda » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:36 am

Nahoon: Time-dependent gas-phase chemical model

Abstract: Nahoon is a gas-phase chemical model that computes the chemical evolution in a 1D temperature and density structure. It uses chemical networks downloaded from the KInetic Database for Astrochemistry (<a href="">KIDA</a>) but the model can be adapted to any network. The program is written in Fortran 90 and uses the DLSODES (double precision) solver from the ODEPACK package (ascl:1905.021) to solve the coupled stiff differential equations. The solver computes the chemical evolution of gas-phase species at a fixed temperature and density and can be used in one dimension (1D) if a grid of temperature, density, and visual extinction is provided. Grains, both neutral and negatively charged, and electrons are considered as chemical species and their concentrations are computed at the same time as those of the other species. Nahoon contains a test to check the temperature range of the validity of the rate coefficients and avoid extrapolations outside this range. A test is also included to check for duplication of chemical reactions, defined over complementary ranges of temperature.

Credit: Wakelam, V.


Bibcode: 2014ascl.soft09009W

ID: ascl:1409.009
Last edited by Ada Coda on Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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