Far UV radiation transfer and H2CO lifetime in dense interstellar clouds
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- Aiello, S., Morbidelli, L. & Ulivi, L. Astrophys Space Sci (1981) 80: 173. doi:10.1007/BF00649145
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The UV radiation transfer within spherical interstellar dust clouds is analyzed using the method of successive scatterings. The results are used to determine the lifetime of interstellar H2CO against photo-destruction. The effectiveness of this process is compared with those of chemical mechanisms.