Molecular Chemistry as Diagnostic tool for Starbursts and AGN:s. The Molecular ISM of NGC 4418
Magazine article, 2008

We present a brief discussion of the statistical surveys of HCN, HNC, HCO+ and HC3N that are used to model the extreme environments in the nuclei of starbursts and AGNs. Molecular studies are particularly useful for probing the deeply enshrouded dusty nuclei of luminous infrared galaxies. Here we present NGC 4418 as an example, one of the closest LIRG with high obscuration of the inner region. The interpretation of the observed line ratios require parallel development of theoretical chemical and radiative transport models.


Raquel Monje

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Advanced Receiver Development

Susanne Aalto

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

"Far-Infrared Workshop 2007", EAS Publication Series, eds. C. Kramer, S. Aalto, R. Simon, DOI:10.1051/eas:0831016

Vol. 31 81-84

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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

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