Modeling of Subsurface Ice Mantle on Interstellar Dust Grains

Interstellar ices are layers of molecules deposited on fine dust grains in dark and dense molecular cloud cores. Subsurface ice has been considered in a few astrochemical models, which have shown that it can be of great importance.

The aim of this work is to introduce an established subsurface ice description into the state-of-the-art astrochemical model ALCHEMIC. The model has been developed by the Heidelberg astrochemistry group. The result is an up-to-date model for interstellar molecular cloud research with possible application for protoplanetary disks.

Juris Kalvans (Submitted on 23 Aug 2013)

Comments: 8 pages, publication in VIRAC scientific journal

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Galaxy Astrophysics (astro-ph.GA)

Journal reference: Space Research Review, Vol. 2, pp. 11-18, 2013

Cite as: arXiv:1308.5095 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1308.5095v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history From: Juris Kalvans Dr.phys. [v1] Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:00:10 GMT (169kb)

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