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Interstellar Silicate Dust: Modeling and Grain Alignment

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dc.contributor.advisor Weingartner, Joseph C. Das, Indrajit en_US
dc.creator Das, Indrajit en_US 2014-08-28T03:14:41Z 2014-08-28T03:14:41Z 2013-08 en_US
dc.description.abstract We examine some aspects of the alignment of silicate dust grains with respect to the interstellar magnetic field. First, we consider possible observational constraints on the magnetic properties of the grains. Second, we investigate the role of collisions with gas atoms and the production of H2 molecules on the grain surface in the alignment process when the grain is drifting in the gaseous medium. en_US
dc.format.extent 174 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Indrajit Das en_US
dc.subject astrophysics en_US
dc.subject alignment en_US
dc.subject Dust en_US
dc.subject ISM en_US
dc.subject Magnetic Field en_US
dc.subject modeling en_US
dc.subject torque en_US
dc.title Interstellar Silicate Dust: Modeling and Grain Alignment en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Physics en George Mason University en

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