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Interacting H2O masers in star-forming regions

  • Nikolaos D. Kylafis
  • Konstantinos G. Pavlakis
7. Water Masers in Star-Forming Regions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 412)

Abstract

We have studied the interaction of H2O masers in star forming regions as a physical mechanism for the explanation of the very strong H2O maser sourses. We have carried out detailed numerical calculations for both saturated and unsaturated masers and have derived approximate analytic expressions for the expected brightness temperature from interacting masers. We have found that the interaction of two low or medium power masers can in principle lead to the appearance of a very strong one.

Keywords

Solid Angle Brightness Temperature Background Source Qualitative Discussion Approximate Analytic Expression 
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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolaos D. Kylafis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Konstantinos G. Pavlakis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of CreteCreteGreece
  2. 2.Foundation for Research and Technology-HellasCreteGreece

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