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2014ApJ...785...41C - Astrophys. J., 785, 41 (2014/April-2)

Observational evidence of dust evolution in galactic extinction curves.

CECCHI-PESTELLINI C., CASU S., MULAS G. and ZONCA A.

Abstract (from CDS):

Although structural and optical properties of hydrogenated amorphous carbons are known to respond to varying physical conditions, most conventional extinction models are basically curve fits with modest predictive power. We compare an evolutionary model of the physical properties of carbonaceous grain mantles with their determination by homogeneously fitting observationally derived Galactic extinction curves with the same physically well-defined dust model. We find that a large sample of observed Galactic extinction curves are compatible with the evolutionary scenario underlying such a model, requiring physical conditions fully consistent with standard density, temperature, radiation field intensity, and average age of diffuse interstellar clouds. Hence, through the study of interstellar extinction we may, in principle, understand the evolutionary history of the diffuse interstellar clouds.

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Journal keyword(s): dust, extinction - evolution - ISM: clouds

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