Query : 2019A&A...626A.103Z

2019A&A...626A.103Z - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 626A, 103-103 (2019/6-1)

Formation of interstellar SH+ from vibrationally excited H2: Quantum study of S+ + H2 = SH+ + H reaction and inelastic collision.


Abstract (from CDS):

The rate constants for the formation, destruction, and collisional excitation of SH+ are calculated from quantum mechanical approaches using two new SH+2 potential energy surfaces (PESs) of 4A'' and 2A'' electronic symmetry. The PESs were developed to describe all adiabatic states correlating to the SH+(3{SIGMA})+H(2S) channel. The formation of SH+ through the S++H2 reaction is endothermic by ~=9860K, and requires at least two vibrational quanta on the H2 molecule to yield significant reactivity. Quasi-classical calculations of the total formation rate constant for H2(v=2) are in very good agreement with the quantum results above 100K. Further quasi-classical calculations are then performed for v=3, 4, and 5 to cover all vibrationally excited H2 levels significantly populated in dense photodissociation regions (PDR). The new calculated formation and destruction rate constants are two to six times larger than the previous ones and have been introduced in the Meudon PDR code to simulate the physical and illuminating conditions in the Orion bar prototypical PDR. New astrochemical models based on the new molecular data produce four times larger SH+ column densities, in agreement with those inferred from recent ALMA observations of the Orion bar.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2019

Journal keyword(s): molecular processes - photon-dominated region (PDR) - ISM: molecules

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Number of rows : 2
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 NAME Orion Bright Bar reg 05 35 22.30 -05 24 33.0           ~ 841 0
2 NAME Orion Molecular Cloud MoC 05 56 -01.8           ~ 1065 1

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