Early Results of the 3mm Spectral Line Survey toward the L1157 B1 Shocked Region

M. Sugimura, T. Yamaguchi, T. Sakai, T. Umemoto, N. Sakai, S. Takano, Y. Aikawa, N. Hirano, S-Y. Liu, TJ Millar, H. Nomura, Y-N. Su, S. Takakuwa, S. Yamamoto

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We have conducted a sensitive 3mm observation toward the shocked region, Lynds 1157 B1, which is an interaction spot between a molecular outflow and its ambient gas. We have successfully detected the CH3CHO, HCOOCH3, and HCOOH lines, as well as the CH2DOH line. The abundances of these molecules relative to CH3OH are found to be lower than those in the low-mass star-forming core, IRAS 16293-2422. Since these molecules are thought to evaporate from grain mantles, the observational results mean that complex molecules are less abundant in grain mantles residing in the ambient cloud surrounding a prestellar/protostellar core. Instead, efficient formation of the complex organic species and deuterated species should take place in a prestellar/protostellar core. The present result verifies the importance of an unbiased line survey of this source.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-472
Number of pages14
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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