Vibrationally Excited Lines of HC3N Associated with the Molecular Disk around the G24.78+0.08 A1 Hypercompact H II Region
We have analyzed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array Band 6 data of the hypercompact H II region G24.78+0.08 A1 (G24 HC H II) and report the detection of vibrationally excited lines of HC3N (v 7 = 2, J = 24 - 23). The spatial distribution and kinematics of a vibrationally excited line of HC3N (v 7 = 2, J = 24 - 23, l = 2e) are found to be similar to the CH3CN vibrationally excited line (v 8 = 1), which indicates that the HC3N emission is tracing the disk around the G24 HC H II region previously identified by the CH3CN lines. We derive the 13CH3CN/HC13CCN abundance ratios around G24 and compare them to the CH3CN/HC3N abundance ratios in disks around Herbig Ae and T Tauri stars. The 13CH3CN/HC13CCN ratios around G24 (~3.0-3.5) are higher than the CH3CN/HC3N ratios in the other disks (~0.03-0.11) by more than 1 order of magnitude. The higher CH3CN/HC3N ratios around G24 suggest that the thermal desorption of CH3CN in the hot dense gas and efficient destruction of HC3N in the region irradiated by the strong UV radiation are occurring. Our results indicate that the vibrationally excited HC3N lines can be used as a disk tracer of massive protostars at the HC H II region stage, and the combination of these nitrile species will provide information of not only chemistry but also physical conditions of the disk structures.
The Astrophysical Journal
- Pub Date:
- June 2022
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 21 pages, 13 figures, 5 tables, Accepted by The Astrophysical Journal