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Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Introduction to Astrochemistry

Chemical Evolution from Interstellar Clouds to Star and Planet Formation

Authors: Yamamoto, Satoshi

  • Draws on fundamental physics and chemistry to furnish an overview of the exotic and complex chemistry occurring in star-forming clouds
  •  Provides a basic understanding of astrochemistry, helping readers to better interpret data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), the first global telescope
  •  Describes chemical evolution from interstellar clouds to planetary systems, in contrast to the conventional approach of studying pre-solar materials in the solar system
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This important book describes the basic principles of astrochemistry—an interdisciplinary field combining astronomy, physics, and chemistry—with particular emphasis on its physical and chemical background. Chemical processes in diffuse clouds, dense quiescent molecular clouds, star-forming regions, and protoplanetary disks are discussed. A brief introduction to molecular spectroscopy and observational techniques is also presented. These contents provide astronomers with a comprehensive understanding of how interstellar matter is evolved and brought into stars and planets, which is ultimately related to the origin of the solar system. The subject matter will also be understandable and useful for physical chemists who are interested in exotic chemical processes occurring in extreme physical conditions. The book is a valuable resource for all researchers beginning at the graduate level.


About the authors

Satoshi Yamamoto, Professor
Division of Physics
The University of Tokyo

-ALMA Annual External Review Committee 
-Stealing Committee for National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
-SOC Chair for International Symposium “30 years of Nobeyama Radio Observatory”

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Yamamoto, Satoshi

    Pages 1-10

  • Derivation of Molecular Abundances

    Yamamoto, Satoshi

    Pages 11-36

  • Basic Concepts for Gas-Phase Chemical Reactions

    Yamamoto, Satoshi

    Pages 37-63

  • Chemistry of Diffuse Clouds

    Yamamoto, Satoshi

    Pages 65-90

  • Chemistry of Molecular Clouds I: Gas Phase Processes

    Yamamoto, Satoshi

    Pages 91-130

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54170-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Astrochemistry
Book Subtitle
Chemical Evolution from Interstellar Clouds to Star and Planet Formation
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54171-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54171-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54170-7
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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