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Astrochemistry of Cosmic Phenomena : Proceedings of the 150th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 5-9, 1991 : International Astronomical Union Symposia - P. D. Singh

Astrochemistry of Cosmic Phenomena : Proceedings of the 150th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 5-9, 1991

International Astronomical Union Symposia

By: P. D. Singh (Editor)


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Discusses the wide range of chemistry in astronomical environments with an emphasis on the description of molecular processes that critically influence the nature and evolution of astronomical objects and the identification of specific observations that directly address significant astronomical questions. The subject areas of the symposium included atomic and molecular processes at low and high temperatures and photon interactions, the chemical structure of molecular clouds in the Milky Way and in external galaxies, the chemistry of outflows and their interactions with the interstellar medium, the chemical connections between the interstellar medium, and the solar system and pregalactic chemistry.

`The book is bursting with ideas. ... The territory covered ... is immense. ... There is something here to interest most professional astronomers, and the large number of review papers ensures that the material is accessible to non-experts. ... The presentation of the proceedings is exemplary. ... The individual contributions ... have been carefully edited and integrated into a balanced and subtle account which shows all the virtues of the chemists' approach. ... The Editor has taken great pains over the indexing, and as a result the book is a delight to use. ... The book is self-recommending to those working in the field or in related areas, but I would also recommend it to astronomers and astrophysicists with more general interests, who cannot fail to be stimulated by it.'
The Observatory, 113:1115
`Without any doubt this book is a gold mine for scientists actively working in astrochemistry.'
Space Science Reviews, 69:3/4

The Organising Committee
List of Participants
Programme of the Astrochemistry Symposium
Astrochemistry of Cosmic Phenomenap. 1
Chemical reactions in Astrochemistryp. 7
Neutral-Neutral Reactions: A new CRESU Studyp. 13
ISO and Laboratory Astrophysicsp. 15
Electrostatic Fragmentation of Dust Particles in Laboratoryp. 17
Astrochemistry Library with Artificial Intelligence for Quality Controlp. 19
Contribution of PAHs to the Interstellar Extinction Curvep. 21
Cumulene Carbenes in Space and in the Laboratoryp. 23
UV-Visible and Near IR Absorption Characteristics of Interstellar PAHS. [actual symbol not reproducible]p. 25
Infrared Spectroscopy of Interstellar and Solar System Ice Analogs: Measurement of Optical Constantsp. 27
Formation of Organic Molecules by Formaldehyde Reactions in Astrophysical Ices at Very Low Temperaturesp. 29
Computational Chemistry Approach to Space Chemistryp. 31
Metamorphism of Cosmic Dust: Diagnostic Infrared Signaturesp. 39
Positronium in Astrophysical Conditionp. 41
Astrophysical Problems Involving Carbon Re-appraisedp. 47
Advancement of Photoionization and Photodissociation Rates Relevant to Astrochemistryp. 55
Grain Spectroscopyp. 65
Chemistry in the Early Universep. 73
Primordial Molecular Hydrogen Production and the Formation of Population III Objectsp. 83
Deuterium in the Diffusep. 85
The D/H Ratio in Molecular Cloudsp. 91
Deuterium in the Solar Systemp. 97
H[subscript 2] Emission from External Galaxiesp. 103
Interstellar Polarization in the Small Magellanic Cloudp. 109
Molecular Abundances in Extragalactic Sourcesp. 111
A 158 [mu]m [CII] Map of NGC 6946: Detection in Extragalactic Atomic and Ionized Gasp. 117
Molecule Formation in External Galaxiesp. 121
Observations of Diffuse and Translucent Cloudsp. 127
The Interstellar C-H Stretching Band Near 3.4 [mu]m: Constraints on the Composition of Organic Material in the Diffuse ISMp. 133
Search for the 4430 ADIB in the Spectrum of Coronenep. 135
Theoretical Modelling of the Infrared Fluorescence by Interstellar Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbonsp. 137
Are Carbon Clusters the Cause of Interstellar Diffuse Bands?p. 139
Diffuse, Translucent and High-Latitude Clouds: Theoretical Considerationsp. 143
Abundance of CH[superscript +] in Translucent Molecular Clouds: Problems for Shock Models?p. 153
Chemical Effects of Shear Alfven Waves in Molecular Cloudsp. 155
Interpretation of the Level Population Distribution of Highly Rotationally Excited H[subscript 2] Molecules in Diffuse Cloudsp. 157
The Structure of Quiescent Cloudsp. 159
Abundance of DCO[superscript +] in Nearby Molecular Cloudsp. 169
Molecular Abundance Variations Among and Within Cold, Dark Molecular Cloudsp. 171
Results From a Three Position Spectral Scan in the Sgr B2 Molecular Cloud Corep. 179
What Species Remain to be Seen?p. 181
Observations of HNOp. 187
On the Possible Detection of Solid O[subscript 2] in Interstellar Grainsp. 189
Interstellar H[subscript 3]O[superscript +]p. 191
Carbon Isotopic Chemistryp. 193
Chemical Models of Active Regionsp. 199
Evolutionary Models of Interstellar Chemistryp. 205
The Formation of Deuterated Molecules in Dense Cloudsp. 211
Molecular Line Studies of Dense Core Motionsp. 217
Molecular Abundances in the Sgr A Molecular Cloudsp. 223
Molecular Line Observations Towards W58 and GL490p. 225
Nitrogen Sulfide (NS) in Star Forming Regionsp. 227
Radiation Transfer and Photochemical Effects in Inhomogeneous Dense Cloudsp. 231
Observations of Shocked Regionsp. 237
H[subscript 2]O Maser Pumping by Shock Wavesp. 245
The C:O Ratio in Dark Clouds with Cyclic Star Formationp. 249
Hot Cores and Cold Grainsp. 251
The Environment of High-Mass Young Stellar Objectsp. 259
Infrared Molecular Spectroscopy of Orionp. 265
Chemical Gradients in the Orion Molecular Cloudp. 271
The Polarized Water Maser in Orionp. 275
OH Masers in Outflow Regionsp. 277
Abundances of Refractory Elements in the Orion Nebulap. 281
Panel Discussion: The CO/H[subscript 2] Abundance Ratiop. 285
Observations of Atomic Gas in Photodissociation Regionsp. 297
Observations of CII, CI and CO in Interface Regionsp. 303
CH[superscript +] in Shocks, Cloud-Intercloud Interfaces, and Dense Photodissociation Regionsp. 309
Warm Molecular Cloudsp. 311
Hot Core Chemistry: Gas Phase Molecule Formation in situp. 317
The Physical and Chemical Structure of Warm, Dense Regions:IC 63 and IC 443p. 319
Preliminary Observations of the Galaxy with a [actual symbol not reproducible] Beam by the Cosmic Background Explorer(COBE)p. 321
Chemical Composition Variations in the Galaxyp. 327
The Chemistry of Photon-Dominated Regionsp. 329
Near Infrared Emission of Neutral Carbon from Photon-Dominated Regionsp. 333
Observations of Water and Molecular Oxygen in the Interstellar Gasp. 335
Methanol Masers in W3(OH)p. 341
VLBI Observations of Amonia(9,6) Masersp. 345
A Model for the Maser Source NGC 7538 IRS 1p. 347
Results of the Monitoring of a Very Strong Water Maser Event in W49Np. 349
H Atom Observations in Near-Stellar Environmentsp. 351
Infall in Collapsing Protostarsp. 357
Carbon to Helium Ratio in the Wind of Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae with WC Spectrump. 359
Chemical Composition of a Southern Planetary Nebulae Samplep. 361
Chemistry in Protoplanetary Nebulaep. 363
Molecules in Novae and Supernovaep. 365
Silicon Monoxide in Supernova SN1987Ap. 371
Molecular Studies of Herbig-Haro Objectsp. 373
Molecules in Stellar Windsp. 379
Excited Hydrogen Chemistry in Protostellar Outflowsp. 387
Molecules in the Envelopes of Late-Type-Starsp. 389
Lithium Abundance and Spacial Distribution of T Tauri Starsp. 395
Sub-Millimetre Observations of SiCC in IRC 10216p. 399
A Molecular Line Survey of Carbon Star IRAS 15194-5115p. 401
Carbon Stars with Oxygen-Rich Circumstellar Envelopesp. 403
G305.8-0.2 : A Young Object with a Dust and Gas Envelopep. 405
Bipolar Outflow and Turbulence in Molecular Clouds Due to Protostellar Alfven Wavesp. 407
Spectral Synthesis of Cool Components of Symbiotic Starsp. 409
Radioactive Isotope [superscript 26]Al in the Interstellar Matter(Resulting From a Mass Loss by AGB Stars)p. 411
Are Molecules Responsible for Origin of Cold Giants Mass Loss?p. 413
Cometary Chemistryp. 415
Cometary Origin of Carbon and Water on the Terrestrial Planetsp. 421
Interstellar and Meteoritic Organic Matter at 3.4 [mu]mp. 423
Diamagnetic Abundance Differentiation in the Solar Systemp. 425
Cometary Moleculesp. 427
Laboratory Studies of Planetary Molecules and Ices: The Case of IOp. 435
Type II Clathrate Hydrate Formation in Cometary Ice Analogs in Vacuop. 437
Observations of Parent Molecules in Comets at Radio Wavelengths: HCN,H[subscript 2]S,H[subscript 2]CO and CH[subscript 3]OH(CP)p. 439
Radio Interferometric Observations of Cometary Moleculesp. 441
Gas Production Rates in Cometsp. 443
Mass Loss Rates of Three Cometsp. 447
A Model of P/Temple 2 With Dust and Detailed Chemistryp. 449
Solar System - Interstellar Medium A Chemical Memory of the Originsp. 451
Formation of Comets: Constraints From the Abundance of Hydrogen Sulfide and Other Sulfur Speciesp. 459
A Diagnostic Spectral Indicator of the Exposure Age of an Asteroidal Surfacep. 461
Summaryp. 463
The Cosmic-Ray Ionization Ratep. 471
Dense Knots in High Latitude Molecular Cloudsp. 477
Source Indexp. 483
Index of Chemical Speciesp. 489
Subject Indexp. 497
Author Indexp. 505
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ISBN: 9780792318255
ISBN-10: 0792318250
Series: International Astronomical Union Symposia
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 509
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.75