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Paper: Possible Tracers of Circumstellar Gas in the Disk Around Beta Pictoris
Volume: 324, Debris Disks and the Formation of Planets: A Symposium in Memory of Fred Gillett
Page: 265
Authors: Kamp, I.; van Zadelhoff, G.-D.; van Dishoeck, E.
Abstract: The nature of the circumstellar disk around β Pictoris has been extensively discussed in the literature during the past ten years. CO is in general a poor tracer for the gas content of such low-mass disks. Based on recent disk models (Kamp & van Zadelhoff 2001), which include a self-consistent calculation of the gas temperature, we find that C and C+ are very promising tracers for the gas around β Pictoris.
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