Friday, July 5, 2013

1307.1240 (Ananta C. Pradhan et al.)

[O~{\small VI} from the SBs of the LMC    [PDF]

Ananta C. Pradhan, Amit Pathak, Jayant Murthy, D. K. Ojha
We have presented the observations of O {\small VI} absorption at 1032 \AA\ towards 22 sightlines in 10 superbubbles (SBs) of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) using the data obtained from the {\em Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE)}. The estimated abundance of O {\small VI} in the SBs varies from a minimum of (1.09 $\pm$0.22)$\times10^{14}$ atoms/cm$^{2}$ in SB N206 to a maximum of (3.71$\pm$0.23)$\times10^{14}$ atoms/cm$^{2}$ in SB N70. We find about a 46% excess in the abundance of O {\small VI} in the SBs compared to the non-SB lines of sight. Even inside a SB, O {\small VI} column density (N(O {\small VI})) varies by about a factor of 2 to 2.5. These data are useful in understanding the nature of the hot gas in SBs.
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