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On the evolution of the mass distribution of interstellar dust grains

Sang-Hee Kim

On the evolution of the mass distribution of interstellar dust grains

by Sang-Hee Kim

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Published by Dept. of Astronomy, University of Toronto in Toronto .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.)--Graduate Dept. of Astronomy, University of Toronto, 1995.

StatementSang-Hee Kim.
The Physical Object
Pagination138 leaves.
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16633897M

The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies. 1% of the interstellar material is solid—frozen particles consisting of many atoms and molecules that are called interstellar grains or interstellar dust (Figure 1). A typical dust grain consists of a core of rocklike material (silicates) or . Evolution of Grain Size Distribution in the Interstellar Medium Hiroyuki Hirashita (ASIAA, Taiwan) Clarifying the origin and evolution of dust in the early Universe is an urgent issue. Dust already existed at z ~ 6 (Bertoldi et al. ). t Dust grains are processed in the ISM by shattering. (3) Dust growth becomes active under an.

formation of icy grain mantles (§), and the dissipation of the reac- tion heat (). interstellar medium. Because of its low mass, a physically adsorbed H atom can tunnel' through the activation barrier for reaction with a chemisorbed H atom and form H2. in In 96 the depletion of elements due to their accretion on grain surfaces in the diffuse interstellar medium is Size: 4MB. Interstellar dust grains play a crucial role in the evolution of the galactic interstellar medium (ISM). Despite its importance, however, dust remains poorly understood in terms of its origin, composition, and abundance throughout the by: 4.

In the book: The Dusty Universe by Aneurin Evans, the author makes a nice argument that the gas-to-dust ratio in the interstellar medium suggests that a large fraction of heavy elements (other then hydrogen and helium) must be tied up in dust grains, the assembled elements for the molecules most likely being carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, magnesium. In astronomy, the interstellar medium (ISM) is the matter and radiation that exists in the space between the star systems in a matter includes gas in ionic, atomic, and molecular form, as well as dust and cosmic fills interstellar space and blends smoothly into the surrounding intergalactic energy that occupies the same volume, in the form of electromagnetic.


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On the evolution of the mass distribution of interstellar dust grains by Sang-Hee Kim Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stardust itself (SUNOCONs and AGB grains that come from specific stars) is but a modest fraction of the condensed cosmic dust, forming less than % of the mass of total interstellar solids. The high interest in stardust derives from new information that it has brought to the sciences of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis.

Interstellar Dust Grains 5 regions he finds RV ≈ − Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) photometry (Lupton et al. ) can be used to study the reddening toward stars.

Evolution of grain size distribution We define the grain size distribution such that n(a,t)dais the number density of grains whose radii are between aand a+da at time t. For simplicity, we assume that the gas density is constant and the evolution of grain size distribution occurs only through the accretion of metals on dust : Hiroyuki Hirashita, Tzu-Ming Kuo.

Infrared Emission Spectrum of Interstellar Dust Dust Grain Size Distribution Dust Abundances vs. Depletion Patterns Time Scale for Depletion Local Variations in D/H: Does Dust Play a Role. Transport of Elements in Dust Grains Ion Recombination on Dust Grains Summary • The shape of the interstellar extinction curve contains information about the size and chemical composition of interstellar dust grains.

• The relatively smooth variation of the extinction with wavelength from to 3 μm indicates that a distribution of grain sizes are File Size: 1MB. Dust grains formed by stellar sources, mainly supernovae (SNe) and asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, are not sufficient to explain the total dust mass in the Milky Way ISM, because the timescale of dust enrichment by these sources is much longer than that of dust destruction by SN shocks (e.g., McKee, ; Draine, ).Cited by: 7.

of dust residing within the He core, we adopt the size distribu-tion, mass fraction, and spatial distribution of each dust species calculated by Nozawa et al. In what follows, we refer to the dust grains created in the unmixed and mixed ejecta as the unmixed grain model and the mixed grain model, respectively.

Physics of Gas and Cited by: Interstellar dust grains have their origin in the material ejected by form in dense, relatively cool environments such as the atmospheres of red giant stars, and are released into the interstellar medium by radiation pressure, stellar winds or in material thrown off in stellar explosions.

They generally start off as carbon or silicate grains, which later accumulate additional atoms. " Carbonaceous grains – HAC rather than graphite " AGB stars - main stellar source of dust, but accumulated dust mass.

The shiva tool allows calculation of the time-dependent evolution of the dust size distribution depending on hydrogen, helium and carbon number densities and ionization state, gas temperature, radiation flux, relative gas–dust and grain–grain velocities.

For HAC grains the evolution of band-gap energy distribution is also by: 2. “The Evolution of Dust in the Multiphase Interstellar Medium” Jonathan D.

Slavin, PI 1. on assumptions about the total mass of elements tied up in grains and the dust size distribution. With a significant fraction of the dust mass contained in grains larger than pm. interstellar dust tiny solid grains in interstellar space thought to consist of a core of rocklike material (silicates) or graphite surrounded by a mantle of ices; water, methane, and ammonia are probably the most abundant ices interstellar extinction the attenuation or absorption of light by dust in the interstellar medium interstellar medium.

interstellar dust grains. • These depletions are caused by the atoms condensing into solid form onto dust grains. Their strengths are governed by the volatility of compounds that are produced: effects can be big • dust grains contain approximately 70% of the Mg, 45% of the Si, and 75% of the Fe.

interferometry. A general result is that grains in disks are on average much larger than in the diffuse interstellar medium (ISM).

In many disks, there is evidence that a large mass of dust is in grains with millimeter and centimeter sizes, more similar to “sand and pebbles” than to grains.

Interstellar dust grains are nanometre to micrometer-sized particles. Although a weak proportion of the total interstellar mass is at solid state, dust plays a fundamental role in the evolution of. Dust processing in the interstellar medium Hiroyuki Hirashita 1.

Introduction One of the most important problems in astronomy and astrophysics is the origin and evolution of dust in the Universe. Indeed there are some major aspects of galaxy evolution significantly influenced by the dust content.

Detecting Dust. The dark cloud seen in Figure blocks the light of the many stars that lie behind it; note how the regions in other parts of the photograph are crowded with stars.

Barnard 68 is an example of a relatively dense cloud or dark nebula containing tiny, solid dust grains. Such opaque clouds are conspicuous on any photograph of the Milky Way, the galaxy in which the Sun is. • The shape of the interstellar extinction curve contains information about the size and chemical composition of interstellar dust grains.

• The relatively smooth variation of the extinction with wavelength from to 3 μm indicates that a wide distribution of grain sizes are involved.

• A substantial fraction of the heavy elements are. Start studying Astronomy 2. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. The density of interstellar dust is very low, yet it still blocks out starlight, because (why is the sky blue) The dust grains are elongated in shape and the dust grains are aligned by a weak interstellar magnetic field.

PDF | We develop a model of dust evolution in a multiphase, inhomogeneous ISM including dust growth and destruction processes. The physical conditions | Find, read and cite all the research you. Planetary Sciences: American and Soviet Research/Proceedings from the U.S.-U.S.S.R.

Workshop on Planetary Sciences () Chapter: Astrophysical Dust Grains in .Evolution of Interstellar Dust and its Relevance to Life’s Origin: Laboratory and micron interstellar dust grains in the clouds of gas and dust in space, how they become chiral, how they coagulate in comets came from the mass spectral data obtained for comet Halley dust.

This is a comprehensive and richly illustrated textbook on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium--the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves.5/5(1).