Observation of Chemistry in Protoplanetary Disks

Anne Dutrey
2004 Symposium - International astronomical union  
Protoplanetary disks are now intensively observed by mm arrays. While resolved images of CO rotation lines permit a better understanding of their physical structure, molecular surveys provided by current mm telescopes are currently sensitivity limited and do not allow a quantitative analysis of the chemical properties of disks. In this paper, I review the actual observational knowledge of the chemistry in the outer disks surrounding low and intermediate PMS stars and traced by mm data.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900241843 fatcat:n7gdo6wp4jfldjxipyqbsqqi2a