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, Volume 119, Issue 1–4, pp 273–292 | Cite as

High Excitation ISM and Gas

  • Els PeetersEmail author
  • Nieves Leticia Martín-HernáNdez
  • Nemesio J. RodríGuez-FernáNdez
  • Xander Tielens
Interstellar Medium


An overview is given of ISO results on regions of high excitation ISM and gas, i.e. HII regions, the Galactic Centre and Supernova Remnants. IR emission due to fine-structure lines, molecular hydrogen, silicates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and dust are summarised, their diagnostic capabilities illustrated and their implications highlighted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Els Peeters
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nieves Leticia Martín-HernáNdez
    • 2
  • Nemesio J. RodríGuez-FernáNdez
    • 3
  • Xander Tielens
    • 4
  1. 1.NASA Ames Research CenterU.S.A.
  2. 2.Observatoire de GeneveSwitzerland
  3. 3.LUTH/LERMA – Observatoire de ParisFrance
  4. 4.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteThe Netherlands

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