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|Title:||Quantum-Chemical calculations revealing the effects of magnetic fields on methanol masers||Authors:||Lankhaar, Boy
van Langevelde, Huib Jan
Groenenboom, Gerrit C.
van der Avoird, Ad
|Issue Date:||2018||Volume:||Astrophysical Masers: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe||Editors:||Tarchi, Andrea; Reid, Mark J.; Castangia, Paola||Series:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION||Number:||vol. 13, S336||First Page:||23||Abstract:||Maser observations of both linearly and circularly polarized emission have provided unique information on the magnetic field in the densest parts of star forming regions, where non-maser magnetic field tracers are scarce. While linear polarization observations provide morphological constraints, magnetic field strengths are determined by measuring the Zeeman splitting in circularly polarized emission. Methanol is of special interest as it is one of the most abundant maser species and its different transitions probe unique areas around the protostar. However, its precise Zeeman-parameters are unknown. Experimental efforts to determine these Zeeman-parameters have failed. Here we present quantum-chemical calculations of the Zeeman-parameters of methanol, along with calculations of the hyperfine structure that are necessary to interpret the Zeeman effect in methanol. We use this model in re-analyzing methanol maser polarization observations. We discuss different mechanisms for hyperfine-state preference in the pumping of torsion-rotation transitions involved in the maser-action.||Conference Name:||IAUS 336: Astrophysical Masers: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe||Conference Place:||Cagliari, Italia||Conference Date:||4-8 Settembre, 2017||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/27600||URL:||https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/proceedings-of-the-international-astronomical-union/article/quantumchemical-calculations-revealing-the-effects-of-magnetic-fields-on-methanol-masers/B0301AA5A1C88D062A1A497E8D4D3A6C||ISSN:||1743-9213||ISBN:||978-1107192454||DOI:||10.1017/S1743921318000686||Bibcode ADS:||2018IAUS..336...23L||Fulltext:||open|
|Appears in Collections:||3.01 Contributi in Atti di convegno|
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