Molecular Distributions in the Inner Regions of Protostellar Disks

TJ Millar, A.J. Markwick, M. Illgner, T. Henning

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The distributions of molecules in the inner regions of a protostellar disk are presented. These were calculated using an uncoupled chemical/dynamical model, with a numerical integration of the vertical disk structure. A comparison between models with and without the effects of X-ray ionisation is made, and molecules are identified which are good tracers of the ionisation level in this part of the disk, notably CN and C_2H. In the region considered in this paper (r
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-646
Number of pages15
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science


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