New EKU Astrochemistry Research Published
A project under the direction of Dr. Donghui Quan was recently published in The Astrophysical Journal. The isomers of ethanimine (CH3CHNH) were recently detected toward the star-forming region Sagittarius (Sgr) B2(N) using the Green Bank Telescope PRIMOS cm-wave spectral data, and imaged by the Australia Telescope Compact Array. The study includes the chemistry of ethanimine using gas-grain simulations based on rate equations, with both isothermal and warm-up conditions. In addition, the density, kinetic temperature, and cosmic ray ionization rate have been varied. The simulations show reasonable agreement with observationally obtained abundances.
Published on June 23, 2016