Chemistry of Molecular Gas in Starbursts and AGN

S. Garcia-Burillo, A. Fuente, A. Usero, J. Martin-Pintado

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    Abstract

    We present the main results of an extragalactic survey aiming to study the chemistry of molecular gas in a limited sample of starburst galaxies (SB) and AGN hosts. Observations have been carried out with the IRAM 30m telescope and the Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI). The high resolution/sensitivity of the PdBI has made possible to obtain high quality images of the galaxies using specific molecular gas tracers of Shock Chemistry, Photon Dominated Regions (PDR) and X-ray Dominated Regions (XDR). The occurrence of large-scale shocks and the propagation of PDR in starbursts can be studied. We also discuss the onset of XDR chemistry in AGN.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIn: The Neutral ISM in Starburst Galaxies - ASP Conf Series 320
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Pages15-18
    ISBN (Print)1-58381-182-6, 978-1-58381-255-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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