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Dust Coagulation in Infalling Protostellar Envelopes I. Compact GrainsDust plays a key role in the optical, thermodynamic and gas dynamical behavior of collapsing molecular cores. Because of relative velocities of the individual dust grains, coagulation and shattering can modify the grain size distribution and -- due to corresponding changes in the medium's opacity significantly -- influence the evolution during early phases of star formation.
Document ID
20060040958
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Yorke, H.
Lin, D.
Suttner, G.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
hydrodynamics radiation transfer circumstellar matter star formation dust
extinction