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.
More information about this publication is available by visiting the The Astrophysical Journal website (click).
Published on June 23, 2016