Millimeter-wave Astronomy: Molecular Chemistry by W.F. WallMillimeter-wave Astronomy: Molecular Chemistry by W.F. Wall

Millimeter-wave Astronomy: Molecular Chemistry

byW.F. WallEditorAlberto Carramiñana, Luis Carrasco

Paperback | November 22, 2012

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This book is one result from the 1996 Millimeter-wave Summer School held at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), Tonantz­ intla, Puebla, Mexico. In collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, INAOE has embarked upon the ambitious project of building the world's largest filled aperture millimeter-wave telescope - the Large Millimeter-wave Tele­ scope (LMT), or Gran Telescopio Milimetrico (GTM). The LMT is currently the largest scientific project in Mexico. The summer school had a dual purpose; first, to introduce the Mexican as­ tronomical and physics communities to millimeter wavelength astronomy, and second, to provide a forum for a review of several important aspects of the state of the art in observations, theory, interpretation, and technology relevant to this branch of astronomy. The summer school had 18 invited speakers and 44 par­ ticipants. The scientific organizing committee (SOC) consisted of Luis Carrasco (UNAM/INAOE, Mexico), Paul Goldsmith (NAIC, Cornell Univ., USA), and Andy Harris (Univ. of Maryland, USA). Members of the local organizing com­ mittee (LOC) were Alberto Carramiiiana (INAOE), Emmanuel Mendez Palma (INAOE), Mari Paz Miralles (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA), and William Wall (INAOE).
Title:Millimeter-wave Astronomy: Molecular ChemistryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:474 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.02 inShipping dimensions:24 × 16 × 0.02 inPublished:November 22, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401059837

ISBN - 13:9789401059831


Table of Contents

Preface. I: Introduction. A Brief Overview of Millimeter-Wave Astronomy; W.F. Wall. II: Solar System. Millimeter-Wave Spectroscopy in the Solar System; F.P. Schloerb. III: Molecular Clouds and Star Formation in the Galaxy. Molecular Clouds and Massive Star Formation in the Galactic Disk; L. Bronfman. Probing Molecular Clouds - Their Density and Structure; P.F. Goldsmith. Interstellar Cloud Structure, Fragmentation, and Protostar Formation; W.D. Langer. Polarimetry and Magnetic Fields; R.H. Hildebrand. Masers; M. Elitzur. Energy Budget and the Virial Theorem in Interstellar Clouds; E. Vázquez-Semadeni. Turbulence in Molecular Clouds; E. Vázquez-Semadeni. Shocks and PDRs; M. Elitzur. Low Mass Star Formation; S. Zhou. New Protostellar Collapse Candidates: An HCO+ Survey of the Class 0 Sources; E.M. Gregersen, et al. 1.3mm Dust Continuum Observations of X-Ray Selected T Tauri Stars in Ophiuchus; D. Nuernberger, et al. The Excitation of Molecular Hydrogen in XDRs; R. Gredel, et al. High Density H2-HII Interfaces in Orion; A. Rodríguez-Franco, J. Martin Pintado. IV: Beyond the Galaxy. External Galaxies 1. CO Observations of Galaxies; J.M. Jackson. External Galaxies 2. Other Molecular Lines, Recombination Lines, and Continuum; J.M. Jackson. Cosmic Microwave Background; P. Mauskopf. Extragalactic and Galactic Submillimetric Emission; G. Lagache, et al. V: Chemistry and Molecular Structure. I. Molecules in Space and Molecular Spectroscopy; E. Herbst. Chemical Processes in Interstellar Space; E. Herbst. Models of Interstellar Chemistry; E. Herbst. Interstellar CH+ - An Outstanding Enigma; R. Gredel. On theCalculation of Rotational Constants of Interstellar Molecules; A. Palma, et al. VI: Instrumentation for mm/submm Astronomy. Some Radio Telescope Considerations in Millimeter and Submillimeter Radio Astronomy; P.F. Goldsmith. Millimeter Wave Heterodyne Receivers and Focal Plane Arrays; N.R. Erickson. Spectrometers for Radio Telescopes; E. Scalise. Millimeter Wave Bolometers; P. Mauskopf.