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Chemistry and radiative shielding in star-forming galactic discs

Safranek-Shrader, Chalence; Krumholz, Mark; Kim, Chang-Goo; Ostriker, Eve C; Klein, Richard I.; Li, Shule; McKee, Christopher F.; Stone, James M.


To understand the conditions under which dense, molecular gas is able to form within a galaxy, we post-process a series of three-dimensional galactic-disc-scale simulations with ray-tracingbased radiative transfer and chemical network integration to compute the equilibrium chemical and thermal state of the gas. In performing these simulations, we vary a number of parameters, such as the interstellar radiation field strength, vertical scaleheight of stellar sources, and cosmic ray flux, to gauge...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2647
Access Rights: Open Access


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