SiO in dense molecular clouds reconsidered

MacKay, D.D.S. (1996) SiO in dense molecular clouds reconsidered. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 278 (1). pp. 62-72. ISSN 0035-8711. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We have re-examined gas phase silicon chemistry in dense molecular clouds. We suggest that the fractional abundance of SiO in both cold and warm quiescent conditions, which is observed (non-detection limits similar to 10(-12) -10(-11)) to be much lower than predicted (similar to 10(-8)), may be accounted for without the need to invoke extreme depletion or a particular critical temperature and density. We reconsider the standard grain mantle model for silicon and the availability of silicon following hydrogenation on grain surfaces. We also consider the gas phase impact of high neutral carbon abundance detected within dense clouds in recent years. applied also to more active star-forming regions, our results in this and a previous paper are consistent with recent suggestions that shock disruption of grains need not be the origin of all observed SiO.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: molecular processes; ISM, clouds; ISM, molecules
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2009 10:29
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2009 10:29
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18658 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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