Widespread Galactic CF+ absorption: detection toward W49 with the Plateau de Bure Interferometer

H. S., Liszt 1 V. V., Guzman 2 J., Pety 2, 3 M., Gerin 3 D. A., Neufeld 4 P. Gratier 5
5 AMOR 2015
LAB - Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux [Pessac], UB - Université de Bordeaux, INSU - CNRS - Institut national des sciences de l'Univers , CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Abstract : To study the usefulness of \CFP\ as a tracer of the regions where C\p\ and \HH\ coexist in the interstellar medium. We used the Plateau de Bure Interferometer to synthesize \CFP\ J=1-0 absorption at 102.6 GHz toward the core of the distant HII region W49N at l = 43.2\degr, b=0.0\degr, and we modeled the fluorine chemistry in diffuse/translucent molecular gas. We detected \CFP\ absorption over a broad range of velocity showing that \CFP\ is widespread in the \HH-bearing Galactic disk gas. Originally detected in dense gas in the Orion Bar and Horsehead PDR, \CFP\ was subsequently detected in absorption from diffuse and translucent clouds seen toward \bll\ and 3C111. Here we showed that \CFP\ is distributed throughout the diffuse and translucent molecular disk gas with N(\CFP)/N(\HH) $= 1.5-2.0\times10^{-10}$, increasing to N(\CFP)/N(\HH) $= 3.5\times10^{-10}$ in one cloud at 39 \kms\ having higher N(\HH) $\approx 3\times10^{21}\pcc$. Models of the fluorine chemistry reproduce the observed column densities and relative abundance of HF, from which \CFP\ forms, but generally overpredict the the column density of \CFP\ by factors of 1.4-4. We show that a free space photodissociation rate $\Gamma \ga 10^{-9}\ps$, comparable to that of CH, might account for much of the discrepancy but a recent calculation finds a value about ten times smaller. In the heavily blended and kinematically complex spectra seen toward W49, \CFP\ absorption primarily traces the peaks of the \HH\ distribution.
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Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2015, 579, pp.id.A12. <10.1051/0004-6361/201526232>
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H. S., Liszt, V. V., Guzman, J., Pety, M., Gerin, D. A., Neufeld, et al.. Widespread Galactic CF+ absorption: detection toward W49 with the Plateau de Bure Interferometer. Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2015, 579, pp.id.A12. <10.1051/0004-6361/201526232>. <hal-01158892>

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