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Searches for class I methanol masers in the Galaxy


Chen, X and Ellingsen, SP and Xu, Y and Shen, Z-Q, Searches for class I methanol masers in the Galaxy, Proceedings of the 31st URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 16-23 August 2014, Beijing, China, pp. 3644-3647. ISBN 978-1-4673-5224-6 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6930058


Recently a series of new surveys for class I methanol masers have been undertaken towards Galactic objects. These surveys have detected about 200 new class I methanol maser sources, equal to the total number of class I methanol masers detected in the past three decades. Analysis of the detection rates and emission properties of class I methanol masers in different targeted samples in these surveys reveals that the 1.1 mm Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey (BGPS) dust continuum sources are likely to provide more reliable targeting samples for further class I methanol maser searches. Such further searches will be an important supplement to the current Galactic molecular gas survey project (e.g., PMO–13.7 m CO Galactic survey) in accurately refining Galactic structures and investigating the formation of molecular clouds and stars in the Galaxy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:star formation, masers
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Ellingsen, SP (Professor Simon Ellingsen)
ID Code:98453
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2015-02-17
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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