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ID: 607470.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Chemistry of a protoplanetary disk with grain settling and Lya radiation
Authors:Fogel, J. K. J.; Bethell, T. J.; Bergin, E. A.; Calvet, N.; Semenov, D.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2011
Journal Abbrev.:The Astrophysical Journal
Issue / Number:1
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We present results from a model of the chemical evolution of protoplanetary disks. In our models, we directly calculate the changing propagation and penetration of a high energy radiation field with Lyα radiation included. We also explore the effect on our models of including dust grain settling. We find that, in agreement with earlier studies, the evolution of dust grains plays a large role in determining how deep the UV radiation penetrates into the disk. Significant grain settling at the midplane leads to much smaller freeze-out regions and a correspondingly larger molecular layer, which leads to an increase in column density for molecular species such as CO, CN, and SO. The inclusion of Lyα radiation impacts the disk chemistry through specific species that have large photodissociation cross sections at 1216 Ã…. These include HCN, NH3, and CH4, for which the column densities are decreased by an order of magnitude or more due to the presence of Lyα radiation in the
Free Keywords:astrochemistry; circumstellar matter; ISM: abundances; ISM: molecules; protoplanetary disks; stars: pre-main sequence
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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