Millimeter-Wave Astronomy: Molecular Chemistry & Physics in Space: Proceedings of the 1996 INAOE Summer School of Millimeter-Wave Astronomy held at INAOE, Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico, 15-31 July 1996 / Edition 1

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This book is unique in containing comprehensive, tutorial articles by recognized experts on almost every aspect of millimeter-wavelength astronomy. These include scientific reviews of topics ranging from the solar system, to studies of the milky way and other galaxies, and finally cosmological studies. Articles on molecular structure and using molecules to probe the dense interstellar medium and star formation give a good overview of these important areas of research. A variety of critical astrophysical topics including molecule formation, shocks, magnetic fields, turbulence, and energetics of the dense interstellar medium are covered. In addition to theory and observation, the volume includes very useful articles on experimental techniques, including antennas, receivers, and spectrometers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792355816
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, #241
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 474
  • Product dimensions: 1.13 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. I: Introduction. A Brief Overview of Millimeter-Wave Astronomy; W.F. Wall. II: Solar System. Millimeter-Wave Spectroscopy in the Solar System; F.P. Schloerb. III: Molecular Clouds and Star Formation in the Galaxy. Molecular Clouds and Massive Star Formation in the Galactic Disk; L. Bronfman. Probing Molecular Clouds - Their Density and Structure; P.F. Goldsmith. Interstellar Cloud Structure, Fragmentation, and Protostar Formation; W.D. Langer. Polarimetry and Magnetic Fields; R.H. Hildebrand. Masers; M. Elitzur. Energy Budget and the Virial Theorem in Interstellar Clouds; E. Vázquez-Semadeni. Turbulence in Molecular Clouds; E. Vázquez-Semadeni. Shocks and PDRs; M. Elitzur. Low Mass Star Formation; S. Zhou. New Protostellar Collapse Candidates: An HCO+ Survey of the Class 0 Sources; E.M. Gregersen, et al. 1.3mm Dust Continuum Observations of X-Ray Selected T Tauri Stars in Ophiuchus; D. Nuernberger, et al. The Excitation of Molecular Hydrogen in XDRs; R. Gredel, et al. High Density H2-HII Interfaces in Orion; A. Rodríguez-Franco, J. Martin Pintado. IV: Beyond the Galaxy. External Galaxies 1. CO Observations of Galaxies; J.M. Jackson. External Galaxies 2. Other Molecular Lines, Recombination Lines, and Continuum; J.M. Jackson. Cosmic Microwave Background; P. Mauskopf. Extragalactic and Galactic Submillimetric Emission; G. Lagache, et al. V: Chemistry and Molecular Structure. I. Molecules in Space and Molecular Spectroscopy; E. Herbst. Chemical Processes in Interstellar Space; E. Herbst. Models of Interstellar Chemistry; E. Herbst. Interstellar CH+ - An Outstanding Enigma; R. Gredel. On the Calculation of Rotational Constants of Interstellar Molecules; A. Palma, et al. VI: Instrumentation for mm/submm Astronomy. Some Radio Telescope Considerations in Millimeter and Submillimeter Radio Astronomy; P.F. Goldsmith. Millimeter Wave Heterodyne Receivers and Focal Plane Arrays; N.R. Erickson. Spectrometers for Radio Telescopes; E. Scalise. Millimeter Wave Bolometers; P. Mauskopf.

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