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Published by Twin Press Astronomy Publishers in Vledder, The Netherlands .
Written in English


  • Cosmochemistry.,
  • Evolution.,
  • Galaxies -- Evolution.,
  • Interstellar matter.,
  • Life -- Origin.,
  • Molecular clouds.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-101) and index.

StatementEmma L.O. Bakes.
LC ClassificationsQB450 .B34 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 106 p. :
Number of Pages106
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18057302M
ISBN 109055980021, 905598003X

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The OH+ ion is an important constituent of the interstellar medium (ISM). It can be used as a probe of cosmic ray and X-ray ionization rates in molecular clouds as well as a tracer of oxygen chemistry. The deuterated variant of OH+, the OD+ ion, may also be present in the ISM despite the fact that it has not been detected yet. In this paper, we aim at providing quantitative insight . Astrochemistry is the study of the abundance and reactions of molecules in the Universe, and their interaction with radiation. The discipline is an overlap of astronomy and word "astrochemistry" may be applied to both the Solar System and the interstellar study of the abundance of elements and isotope ratios in Solar System objects, such as meteorites, . Title: Book Review: The astrochemical evolution of the interstellar medium / Twin Press, Journal: The Observatory, vol. , no. , p. () Bibliographic Code: Obs QB. Complete bibliographic record Other article options Print this article; Previous article page. For almost half a century, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been proposed to play a key role in the astrochemical evolution of the interstellar medium (ISM) and in the chemistry of combustion systems.

In the interstellar medium, research sug-gests that PAHs play a role in unidentified infrared emission bands, diffuse interstellar bands, and the synthesis of precur-sor molecules to life. To build clean combustion devices and to understand the astrochemical evolution of the interstellar medium, it will be critical to understand the elementary. Astrochemistry or Astrochemical Dynamics presents a newly emerging, interdisciplinary and innovative field comprising scientists in chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, and planetary chemistry. The prime directive of Astrochemical Dynamics is to understand the origin and chemical evolution of the interstellar medium and of our Solar System. Here, the arrival of .   Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and related species have been suggested to play a key role in the astrochemical evolution of the interstellar medium, but the formation mechanism of even their simplest building block—the aromatic benzene molecule—has remained elusive for decades. This book is a graduate-level text covering the fundamental physics and chemistry required for a modern understanding of the interstellar medium. Radiation mechanisms are comprehensively presented, and extensive examples are drawn from observations in the X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, infrared, mm/sub mm, and radio observations.