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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

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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

10, SNOW: COMPOSITION OF INTERSTELLAR GAS AND DUST tential diagnostics [Xu et al., ], simply do not yet exist with the requisite spectral resolution and sensitiv- ity to provide meaningful information (this will change when data from the Chandra X-ray observatory, which was launched in July, , become available).Cited by: The seven candidate interstellar particles are diverse in elemental composition, crystal structure, and size. The presence of crystalline grains and multiple iron-bearing phases, including sulfide, in some particles indicates that individual interstellar particles diverge from any one representative model of interstellar dust inferred from. The dust grains produced by stars may grow even further when they spend time in the dense parts of the interstellar medium, inside molecular clouds. In these environments, grains can stick together or gather additional atoms from the gas around them, growing : OpenStax.   The remaining 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 graphite surrounded by a mantle of ices; water, methane, and ammonia are probably the Author: Andrew Franknoi, David Morrison, Sidney C. Wolff.


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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).

Interstellar dust grains play a crucial role in the evolution of the galactic interstellar medium (ISM), from catalyzing formation of H 2 molecules important in star formation to serving as the building blocks of stars, planets, and life itself. Despite its importance, dust remains poorly.

38) The density of interstellar dust is very low, yet it still blocks starlight because A) it is so cold it absorbs higher energy photons. B) there is times more opaque gas than dust present in the interstellar medium.

C) the dust particles are about the same size as the light waves they absorb. D) the dust particles are irregular in shape. 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.

@article{osti_, title = {IRON: A KEY ELEMENT FOR UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF INTERSTELLAR DUST}, author = {Dwek, Eli}, abstractNote = {The origin and depletion of iron differ from all other abundant refractory elements that make up the composition of interstellar dust.

Iron is primarily synthesized in Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) and in core collapse supernovae. If all the interstellar gas within the Galaxy were spread out smoothly, there would be only about one atom of gas per cm 3 in interstellar space.

(In contrast, the air in the room where you are reading this book has roughly 10 19 atoms per cm 3.) The dust grains are even : OpenStax. Interstellar Grain - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Microscopic solid grain in interstellar space; the component parts of interstellar dust.

Interstellar Medium - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Distributed gas, interstellar dust and other matter that is found throughout interstellar space. Interstellar Grains Small needle-shaped particles in the interstellar gas with dimensions from to cm.

etween the stars in the universe lies a vast amount of interstellar material in the form of both gas and dust. The interstellar gas and dust medium of our Galaxy probably has a massively mass of. Figure 3. Infrared emission from interstellar dust grains from dust in diffuse clouds, per H nucleon.

Crosses indicate data from the InfraRed Astronomy Satellite (IRAS) at60, 25, and 12 s indicate data from the FIRAS instrument on the COsmic Background Explorer (COBE).Diamonds indicate data from the DIRBE instrument on heavy solid line at 12 - 5 µm and - 3 µm is.

Krueger, F.R., Werther, W., Kissel, J., and Schmid, E.R. (), Assignment of quinone derivatives as the main compound class composing ‘interstellar’ grains based on both polarity ions detected by the Cometary and Interstellar Dust Analyser (CIDA) onboard the spacecraft STARDUST.

Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 18, –Cited by: 2. Abstract. Supernova generated shock waves are responsible for most of the destruction of dust grains in the interstellar medium (ISM).

Calculations of the dust destruction timescale have so far been carried out using plane parallel steady shocks, however, that approximation breaks down when the destruction timescale becomes longer than that for the evolution of the supernova remnant (SNR) shock.

The grains appear to be loose conglomerations of smaller specks of material, which stuck together after bumping into each other in the depths of space.

Life cycle of a dust grain Dust grains, like all other components of the interstellar medium, go through cycles of creation, evolution, and destruction. Let's look at each step in the process.

interstellar dust processing stellar explosions winds star formation cloud disruption cycling between ISM phases The journey of interstellar dust Wednesday, Novem 2. Chemical Evolution The Rate of Change in the Dust Mass destruction by SN blast waves added/removed pre-shock ZDA grain size distribution post-shock About 30% of the.

My thesis is dedicated to the properties and evolution of the dust in the Galactic interstellar medium (ISM), particularly the small sizes end of the dust size distribution. Throughout these three years, new infrared (IR) observations provided by the Spitzer Space Telescope helped me to bring my own contribution to the knowledge of the dust.Get this from a library!

The formation and early evolution of stars: from dust to stars and planets. [Norbert S Schulz] -- Annotation Starburst regions in nearby and distant galaxies have a profound impact on our understanding of the early universe. This new, substantially updated and extended edition of Norbert.Interstellar Dust.

About 1% of the mass of the ISM is in the form of tiny grains of dust about the size of particles of cigarette smoke.

We have already described how this dust obscures the plane of the Milky Way from our view. We know something about the characteristics of this dust from the way that it scatters visible and ultraviolet photons.