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Title Nanodust in the solar system : discoveries and Interpretations / Ingrid Mann, Nicole Meyer-Vernet, Andrzej Czechowski, editors
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (x, 222 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Astrophysics and space science library, 0067-0057 ; 385
Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 385.
Contents Introduction / Ingrid Mann and Nicole Meyer-Vernet -- Nanodust in the Interstellar Medium in Comparison to the Solar System / Aigen Li and Ingrid Mann -- Phenomena of Nanoparticles in Relation to the Solar System / Yuki Kimura -- Nanodust Dynamics in Interplanetary Space / Andrzej Czechowski and Ingrid Mann -- Dynamics, Composition, and Origin of Jovian and Saturnian Dust-Stream Particles / Hsiang-Wen Hsu, Harald Krüger and Frank Postberg -- Nanodust Measurements by the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer / Geraint H. Jones -- In Situ Detection of Interplanetary and Jovian Nanodust with Radio and Plasma Wave Instruments / Nicole Meyer-Vernet and Arnaud Zaslavsky -- Erosion Processes Affecting Interplanetary Dust Grains / Peter Wurz -- Charge-Exchange and X-ray Processes with Nanodust Particles / Vasili Kharchenko and Nicholas Lewkow -- Causes and Consequences of the Existence of Nanodust in Interplanetary Space / Ingrid Mann and Andrzej Czechowski
Summary Nanodust and nanometer-sized structures are important components of many objects in space. Nanodust is observed in evolved stars, young stellar objects, protoplanetary disks, and dust debris disks. Within the solar system, nanodust is observed with in-situ experiments from spacecraft. Nanometer-sized substructures are found in the collected cometary and interplanetary dust particles and in meteorites. Understanding the growth and destruction of dust, its internal evolution, as well as the optical properties and the detection of nanoparticles is of fundamental importance for astrophysical research. This book provides a focused description of the current state of research and experimental results concerning nanodust in the solar system. It addresses three major questions: What is nanodust? How was it discovered in the solar system? And how do we interpret the observations? The book serves as a self-contained reference work for space researchers and provides solid information on nanodust in cosmic environments for researchers working in astrophysics or in other fields of physics
Analysis Physics
Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Condensed Matter Physics
space science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Cosmic dust.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Cosmic dust
Form Electronic book
Author Mann, Ingrid (Ingrid Brigitte)
Meyer-Vernet, Nicole.
Czechowski, Andrzej
ISBN 9783642275432