Investigating the Hot Molecular Core, G10.47+0.03: A Pit of Nitrogen-bearing Complex Organic Molecules

By Keith Cowing
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November 7, 2022
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Investigating the Hot Molecular Core, G10.47+0.03: A Pit of Nitrogen-bearing Complex Organic Molecules
Same as Figure 10, but for warm-up and post-warm-up stages. Plots on the left show the ice abundance (warm-up phase only). Plots in the middle and right show the gas-phase abundances during the warm-up and the post-warm-up phases, respectively — astro-ph.GA

Recent observations have shown that Nitrogen-bearing complex organic species are present in large quantities in star-forming regions.

Thus, investigating the N-bearing species in a hot molecular core, such as G10.47+0.03, is crucial to understanding the molecular complexity in star-forming regions. They also allow us to investigate the chemical and physical processes that determine the many phases during the structural and chemical evolution of the source in star-forming regions.

The aim of this study is to investigate the spatial distribution and the chemical evolution states of N-bearing complex organic molecules in the hot core G10.47+0.03. We used the ALMA archival data of the hot molecular core G10.47+0.03. The extracted spectra were analyzed assuming LTE. Furthermore, robust methods such as MCMC and rotational diagram methods are implemented for molecules for which multiple transitions were identified to constrain the temperature and column density.

Finally, we used the Nautilus gas-grain code to simulate the nitrogen chemistry in the hot molecular core. We carried out both 0D and 1D simulations of the source and compared with observational results. We report various transitions of nitrogen-bearing species (NH2CN, HC3N, HC5N, C2H3CN, C2H5CN, and H2NCH2CN) together with some of their isotopologues and isomers. Besides this, we also report the identification of CH3CCH and one of its isotopologues. The emissions originating from vinyl cyanide, ethyl cyanide, cyanoacetylene, and cyanamide are compact, which could be explained by our astrochemical modeling.

Our 0D model shows that the chemistry of certain N-bearing molecules can be very sensitive to initial local conditions such as density or dust temperature. In our 1D model, simulated higher abundances of species such as HCN, HC3N, and HC5N toward the inner shells of the source confirm the observational findings.

Suman Kumar Mondal, Wasim Iqbal, Prasanta Gorai, Bratati Bhat, Valentine Wakelam, Ankan Das

Comments: 40 pages, 30 figures
Subjects: Astrophysics of Galaxies (astro-ph.GA)
Cite as: arXiv:2211.03066 [astro-ph.GA] (or arXiv:2211.03066v1 [astro-ph.GA] for this version)
Journal reference: Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2022
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From: Ankan Das
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