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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