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High angular resolution observations of the gas phase composition of young stellar objects

Blake, Geoffrey A. (1997) High angular resolution observations of the gas phase composition of young stellar objects. In: Molecules in astrophysics: probes and processes. IAU Symposia. No.178. Kluwer Academic Publishers , Dordrecht, pp. 31-44. ISBN 0-7923-4538-X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20121001-100813709

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Abstract

Recent advances in the observational characterization of young stellar objects (YSOs) with millimeter-wave aperture synthesis arrays and (sub)millimeter single dish telescopes are reviewed. Studies of circumstellar material with ~arc second resolution, which have only become possible at these frequencies within the past few years and which can potentially probe all stages of the star formation process, are emphasized. Molecules that are sensitive to different routes of formation and modification are outlined, including comments about their utility in distinguishing between a variety of environments and histories in star-forming cloud cores.


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Additional Information:© 1997 IAU. Much of the research described in this review is the result of an active collaboration between groups at Leiden, Maryland, and Caltech. The author gratefully acknowledges the efforts of Ewine van Dishoeck and Lee Mundy, along with those of their colleagues, in carrying forward the observations described herein.
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