Formation and Evolution of Solids in Space

Formation and Evolution of Solids in Space : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, 10-21 March 1997, Erice, Sicily, Italy

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Interstellar and solar system solids are different stages of the same materials. In this book, the sources and evolution of circumstellar dust, interstellar dust, comets, meteorites and interplanetary dust are carefully discussed in the context of their interrelations. One of the major questions raised is: how do characteristically 1/10 micron interstellar dust particles evolve to rocky materials 1000 times larger or more? The closest we appear to be getting in relating interstellar dust to particles in the solar system is the evidence for submicron organic coated particles in interplanetary dust particles collected in the upper atmosphere, which allow direct laboratory investigation on Earth. What we know about comets, however, either results from remote observation or space measurements in situ. Comet volatiles compare very well with interstellar ices. These astrophysical problems bring to bear a very wide range of theoretical, observational and laboratory expertise in such fields as astronomy, physics and chemistry and, with the evidence of complex prebiotic organics in meteorites.
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  • Hardback | 612 pages
  • 162.6 x 241.3 x 38.1mm | 1,065.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • lists, index
  • 0792354745
  • 9780792354741

Table of contents

Observational Constraints on Interstellar Dust Composition; T.P. Snow. The Nature and Evolution of Interstellar Organics; J.E. Chiar, Y.J. Pendleton. Tracking the Organic Refractory Component of Interstellar Dust; J.M. Greenberg. MID Infrared Spectropolarimetry and the Composition of Cosmic Dust; C.M. Wright, et al. Method of Regularization and Models of Interstellar Dust; V.G. Zubko. Models and Observations of Gas-Grain Interactions in Star-Forming Regions; E.F. van Dishoeck. The Organic Chemistry of TMC-1 Revisited; S.B. Charnley. Molecular Gas Phase Counterparts to Solid State Grain Mantle Features: Implications for Gas/Grain Chemistry; E. Dartois, et al. Diffuse Interstellar Bands -- The 75th Anniversary; J. Krelowski. Observational Constraints on the Carriers of the Diffuse Interstellar Bands (DIBs); J. Cami, et al. Laboratory Simulation of Processes in Interstellar Ices; W.A. Schutte. Cosmic Dust and Laboratory Simulation: Wishes, Results and Open Problems; L. Colangeli, et al. Stardust Mineralogy: The Laboratory Approach; J. Dorschner. Infrared Spectroscopy of Cosmic Dust Analogues at Low Temperatures; H. Mutschke, Th. Henning. Matrix Isolation of Amorphous Carbon Grains in Boron-Oxide Glass: Far UV Spectroscopy; M.S. Robinson, et al. Matrix-Isolated Nano-Sized Soot Grains and Their Relation to Solid Carbon in Space; M. Schnaiter, et al. Temperature Dependence of the FIR Absorption Coefficient for Carbon and Silicate Grains; J.R. Brucato, et al. Morphology, Composition and MIR-FIR Spectroscopy of SIlicates of Astrophysical Interest; G. Ferrini, et al. IR Reflectance Spectroscopy of Martian Analogues; F. Esposito, et al. Properties of Dust Producing Stars; H.J. Habing. Dust Formation in Supernovae; P.-O. Lagage. The Destruction of Interstellar Dust; A.G.G.M. Tielens. Dust Coagulation and the Structure of Dust Aggregates in Space; C. Dominik. Solids and Volatiles in Comets: From Cometary Nuclei to Cometary Atmospheres; J. Crovisier. In Situ Measurements of Evolved Solids in Space with Emphasis on Cometary Particles; J. Kissel. Interstellar Material in Meteorites; J.F. Kerridge. Interstellar Dust -- Evidence from Interplanetary Dust Particles; J.P. Bradley. The Dust around Vega-Like Stars: A Bridge from YSOs to Comets; H.M. Butner, et al. Accreting Gas and Dust in Pre-Main Sequence Disk Systems; J.L. Sitko, et al. Observations of Dust and Molecules in the Disks and Envelopes of Young Stellar Objects; M.R. Hogerheijde, et al. Release Mechanisms of Volatile Molecules in Amorphous H2O Ice; S. Sirono, T. Yamamoto. Scattering by Complex Systems I: Methods; B.A.S. Gustafson. Scattering by Complex Systems II: Results from Microwave Measurements; B.A.S. Gustafson, et al. Dynamical Structure of the Zodiacal Cloud; S.F. Dermott, et al.
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