Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 80, Issue 1, pp 173–187 | Cite as

Far UV radiation transfer and H2CO lifetime in dense interstellar clouds

  • S. Aiello
  • L. Morbidelli
  • L. Ulivi
Article

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Aiello
    • 1
  • L. Morbidelli
    • 1
  • L. Ulivi
    • 2
  1. 1.Fisica dello Spazio e Unità di Ricerca CNR-GIFCOUniversità di FirenzeItalia
  2. 2.Istituto Matematico ‘U. Dini’Università di FirenzeItalia

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