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Astron. Astrophys. 323, 968 (1997)

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Remarks on a comment on Photodestruction of PAHs in the interstellar medium. I

T. Allain 1, 2 and S. Leach 1

1 Département Atomes et Molécules en Astrophysique, CNRS-URA812, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, F-92195 Meudon, France
2 Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Technische Universität Berlin, PN 8-1, Hardenbergstrasse 36, D-10623 Berlin, Germany

Received 24 August 1996 / Accepted 27 August 1996


We clarify as follows Fig. 2 and the single paragraph of a 14 page article (Allain et al. 1996) which have been questioned by P. Boissel (1997) in his Comment. Fig. 2 of Allain et al. (1996) compares for a number of PAHs the calculated rates of loss of C2 H2 (RRK theory) with PhotoThermoDissociation (PTD) (Léger et al. 1989) calculations of the rate of loss of