Interstellar methanol masers

  • Karl M. Menten
8. Methanol Masers in Star Forming Regions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 412)


The observational status of methanol maser research is summarized with an emphasis on recent developments. The main properties of Class I and II methanol masers are discussed. In particular, a collisional pumping mechanism that is capable of inverting all known Class I methanol masers is explained. Finally, a short summary of the observational properties of the newly detected very strong and widespread 6.6 GHz Class II maser transition is given.


Maser Transition Maser Emission Methanol Maser High Resolution Observation Young Massive Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl M. Menten
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  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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