EAS Publications Series
Volume 31, 2008Far-Infrared Workshop 2007
|Page(s)||111 - 114|
|Published online||04 October 2008|
C. Kramer, S. Aalto and R. Simon (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 31 (2008) 111-114
Dense Molecular Gas in Luminous Infrared Galaxies: Diagnosing the ISM
ASTRON, 7990 AA Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, 53121 Bonn, Germany
3 Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
The behavior of molecular tracers of the high-density star-forming ISM provides a diagnostics tool for luminous FIR galaxies. All molecules react differently to the physical and chemical environment and their collective behavior is indicative of the excitation of the ISM and its evolutionary state. This paper describes efforts to diagnose the nuclear medium through multiple-molecule studies.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2008
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