Effects of shocks on the molecular composition of a dense interstellar cloud

@inproceedings{Mitchell1984EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of shocks on the molecular composition of a dense interstellar cloud},
  author={G. F. Mitchell},
  year={1984}
}
Chemical processes in a shocked interstellar molecular cloud have been studied by means of time-dependent kinetic calculations. Abundances of 113 species are followed for 10/sup 5/ yr after passage of the shocks. In all cases the initial gas density is 10/sup 4/ cm/sup -3/. This work differs from previous shock work in that (1) a more comprehensive set of high temperature reactions is used, (2) a number of new species is included, (3) the initial abundances of neutral carbon and CO are taken to… CONTINUE READING