Dust and Chemistry in Astronomy
T.J Millar, D.A Williams
CRC Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Science - 336 pages
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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Observations of Molecular Ices
Observations of Hot Molecular Cores
Molecular Hydrogen Emission from Starforming
PAHs and Astrochemistry
Physical and Chemical Processes on Dust
Interstellar Dust and the Chemistry of Diffuse Clouds
GasGrain Chemistry in Quiescent Dense Interstellar
1991 Astrophys absorption accretion adsorbed Allamandola L J amorphous ice aromatic Astrochemistry Astron astrophysical bonded calculated carbon CH3OH chemical clumps collapse collisions column density Compact Ridge core cluster coronene cosmic rays d'Hendecourt Dalgarno desorption detected diffuse clouds Duley W W dust grains electron emission energy evaporation excitation feature Figure fractional abundance gas phase chemistry grain mantles grain surface graphite Greenberg H atoms H2CO Hartquist heating Herbst HII region hydrocarbons infrared interaction interstellar clouds interstellar dust interstellar medium interstellar PAHs ionization ions irradiation laboratory material methanol Millar molecular clouds molecular hydrogen molecules observed occur Orion Hot Core PAH anions PAHs particles photodissociation photons profiles protostars radiation radicals shock solid sources species spectra spectrum star formation star-forming regions sticking coefficient surface chemistry surface reactions temperature thermal Tielens Tielens A G G M timescale vibrational visual extinction wavelengths Williams D A