Friday, December 19, 2008

Interesting Astrophysics: Dec 15 - Dec 19.

Peer-reviewed articles and preprints that I consider worthy of notice, for the period December 15th to 19th, 2008.

Galaxies and Starbursts

On the chemistry and distribution of HOC+ in M 82. More evidence for extensive PDRs
Fuente, A.; García-Burillo, S.; Usero, A.; Gerin, M.; Neri, R.; Faure, A.; Le Bourlot, J.; González-García, M.; Rizzo, J. R.; Alonso-Albi, T.; Tennyson, J., 2008, A&A, 492, 675.
Abstract | PDF file (800.2 KB) | PS file (1.692 MB)

Modeling the X-ray emission of SN 1993J
Tanja K. Nymark, Poonam Chandra, Claes Fransson, arXiv:0812.2252 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 12 pages, 7 figures, 3 tables. Accepted for publication in A&A

Molecular Superbubbles and Outflows from Starburst Galaxy NGC 2146
An-Li Tsai, Satoki Matsushita, Kouichiro Nakanishi, Kotaro Kohno, Ryohei
Kawabe, Tatsuya Inui, Hironori Matsumoto, Takeshi G. Tsuru, Alison B.
Peck, Andrea Tarchi, arXiv:0812.2828 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 24 pages, 18 figures, accepted by PASJ Vol. 61, No. 2

A Millimetre Survey of Starburst Dominated Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies at z~2
J. D. Younger, A. Omont, N. Fiolet, J.-S. Huang, G. G. Fazio, K. Lai, M. Polletta, D. Rigopoulou, R. Zylka, arXiv:0812.2476 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 11 pages, 10 figures, resubmitted to MNRAS with minor revisions

Unveiling the dominant gas heating mechanism in local LIRGs and ULIRGs
Miguel A. Perez-Torres, Antxon Alberdi, Cristina Romero-Canizales, Luis Colina, Marco Bondi, Marcello Giroletti, Jose Maria Torrelles, Antonis Polatidis, arXiv:0812.3280 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 6 pages, 2 figures, uses PoS.cls. To appear in Proceedings of Science, Proc. of the 9th European VLBI Network Symposium on the Role of VLBI in the Golden Age for Radio Astronomy and EVN Users Meeting, Bologna, September 2008

Balancing the Energy Budget between Star-Formation and AGN in High Redshift Infrared Luminous Galaxies
E. J. Murphy, R. R. Chary, D. M. Alexander, M. Dickinson, B. Magnelli, G. Morrison, A. Pope, H. I. Teplitz, arXiv:0812.2927 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 19 pages, 13 figures; submitted to ApJ

This is worth a look. 24 micron photometry alone, seemingly so powerful and robust in the local universe, may lead you astray for certain higher redshift classes of sources.

Evidence of Star Formation in Local S0 Galaxies: Spitzer Observations of the SAURON Sample
Pasquale Temi, Fabrizio Brighenti, William G. Mathews, arXiv:0812.2594 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 21 Pages, Accepted by ApJ

Star-forming galaxies in SDSS: signs of metallicity evolution
M.A. Lara-Lopez, J. Cepa, A. Bongiovanni, H. Castaneda, A.M. Perez Garcia, M. Fernandez Lorenzo, M. Povic, M. Sanchez-Portal, arXiv:0812.2626 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 4 pages, 3 figures

The Disruption and Fueling of M33
M.E. Putman, J.E.G. Peek, A. Muratov, O. Gnedin, W. Hsu, K.A. Douglas, C. Heiles, S. Stanimirovic, E.J. Korpela, S.J. Gibson, arXiv:0812.3093 [pdf, other]
Comments: ApJ submitted (11 figures, several with color)

The Milky Way Spiral Arm Pattern
Peter Englmaier, Martin Pohl, Nicolai Bissantz, arXiv:0812.3491 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 6 pages, 4 figures. To appear in "Tumbling, Twisting, and Winding Galaxies: Pattern Speeds along the Hubble Sequence", E. M. Corsini and V. P. Debattista (eds.), Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana


Radiative Feedback in Relic HII Regions at High-Redshift
Andrei Mesinger, Greg L. Bryan, Zoltan Haiman, arXiv:0812.2479 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 12 pages, 10 figures, submitted to MNRAS

High Redshift Metals I.: The Decline of C IV at z > 5.3
George D. Becker, Michael Rauch, Wallace L. W. Sargent, arXiv:0812.2856 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 11 pages, 8 figures, submitted to ApJ

Photo-heating and supernova feedback amplify each other's effect on the cosmic star formation rate
Andreas H. Pawlik, Joop Schaye, arXiv:0812.2913 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 5 pages, 3 figures, submitted for publication in MNRAS

Does the Universe Have a Handedness?
Michael J. Longo, arXiv:0812.3437 [pdf]

I have no idea of what to make of this last one.

Black Holes and AGN

Intermediate-Mass Black Holes as LISA Sources
M. Coleman Miller, arXiv:0812.3028 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: Accepted by CQG, LISA 7 Special Issue

The X-ray Jets of Active Galaxies
D.M. Worrall (University of Bristol), arXiv:0812.3401 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 46 pages. Accepted for publication in The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review

Mass Loss by X-ray Winds from Active Galactic Nuclei
Doron Chelouche, arXiv:0812.3621 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 16 pages,19 figures

Stars and Supernovae

One Dimensional Dynamical Models of the Carina Nebula Bubble
E. Harper-Clark, N. Murray, arXiv:0812.2906 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: Accepted to APJ. 47 pages, 13 figures

Hum. Must say my gut feeling is that the conditions in places like the Carina nebula are exactly the right sort to violate the basic assumptions of the models they use, so I'm not too surprised at their results. Still, its always worth actually doing the experiment rather than just supposing the outcome.


How Interstellar Chemistry (and Astrochemistry More Generally) Became Useful
T. W. Hartquist, S. Van Loo, S. A. E. G. Falle, arXiv:0812.3265 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 15 pages, 1 figure, to be published in Proceedings of the Dalgarno Celebratory Symposium:Contributions to Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, Eds. James Babb, Kate Kirby and Hossein Sadeghpour

The astronomical units
N. Capitaine, B. Guinot, arXiv:0812.2970 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 2 pages, to be published in the Proceedings of the "Journees 2008 Systemes de reference spatio-temporels"

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