Dust and Chemistry in Astronomy

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T.J Millar, D.A Williams
CRC Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Science - 336 pages
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Dust is widespread in the galaxy. To astronomers studying stars it may be just an irritating fog, but it is becoming widely recognized that cosmic dust plays an active role in astrochemistry. Without dust, the galaxy would have evolved differently, and planetary systems like ours would not have occurred.

To explore and consolidate this active area of research, Dust and Chemistry in Astronomy covers the role of dust in the formation of molecules in the interstellar medium, with the exception of dust in the solar system. Each chapter provides thorough coverage of our understanding of interstellar dust, particularly its interaction with interstellar gas. Aimed at postgraduate researchers, the book also serves as a thorough review of this significant area of astrophysics for practicing astronomers and graduate students.
 

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It is a very good book! I am superised that T.J. Millar and D.A. Williams did this work one decades ago.

Contents

Observations of Molecular Ices
9
Observations of Hot Molecular Cores
37
Molecular Hydrogen Emission from Starforming
53
Carbonaceous Grains
71
PAHs and Astrochemistry
103
Physical and Chemical Processes on Dust
143
Interstellar Dust and the Chemistry of Diffuse Clouds
171
GasGrain Chemistry in Quiescent Dense Interstellar
183
The Chemistry in Low Mass Star Formation
205
Clump Collapse and Star Formation
219
The Chemistry of Hot Molecular Cores
249
Laboratory Dust Studies and GasGrain Chemistry
271
Irradiation of Molecular Ices
297
Index
331
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