3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
[PPS24-12] Diagnozing Evaporation of Icy Planetesimals due to Shock Heating in Protoplanetary Disks by ALMA Observations
Keywords:protoplanetary disks, evaporation of icy planetesimals, astrochemistry
Evaporation of ice has been studied observationally and theoretically well, for example, at a shock front of outflows associated with young stellar objects. The evaporated molecules will be destroyed via chemical reactions with other species and/or depletion on dust grains. Destruction timescale via the reactions is about 104years, while depletion time onto grains is much less than 104years as far as the amount of grains is large enough. Therefore, the evaporated molecules can survive in gas-phase for around 104years in the region hotter than their evaporation temperatures, while they freeze out immediately in the cold region. As parent species evaporated from ice, saturated nitrogen- or sulphur-bearing species and organic molecules are often considered. The evaporation temperatures are different depending on species; for example, the evaporation temperature of complex molecules are as high as that of water. In this work we focus on sulphur-bearing species whose evaporation temperature is not very high and gas-phase abundances are not high without evaporation of ice.
Our calculations show that evaporated H2S is destroyed via gas-phase reactions, and SO and then SO2 are produced through reactions of atomic sulphur with molecular oxygen and OH. The timescale of these reactions is about 104years. Therefore, H2S and SO are good tracers of shock heating and evaporation of icy planetesimals if it occurs in the region hotter than the evaporation temperatures of H2S and SO. The evaporation temperature of SO2 is higher than those of H2S and SO. Thus, if the evaporation of icy planetesimals occurs in the region colder than the evaporation temperature of SO2, the intensity of SO2 lines will be a good tracer of dust density since the depletion time on grains depends on it.
Molecular lines of H2S, SO, and SO2 have not yet been detected towards protoplanetary disks by the previous radio observations. ALMA observations with high sensitivity and high spatial resolution, however, will make it possible to detect the lines of these molecules. Conditions that molecular lines of H2S and SO becomes strong enough to be detected by ALMA observations will be discussed in the talk.