The unique science of the Flying Saucer

The edge-on disk geometry of the "Flying Saucer" disk implies that one can do unique science (provided high spatial and spectral resolution). One can directly measure the vertical gas and dust properties, the location of emitting molecules, turbulence, and many other key physical and chemical properties. Please find a few simulations we have performed to show the scientific potential of this peculiar system:

1. Simulations of the CN N=2-1 rotational emission, assuming various disk physical and chemical parameters performed for the ALMA Cycle 3 observing period (2015).