Formation of molecules and dust

  • E. E. Salpeter
Part I: Molecular Clouds and Dust Clouds
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 42)


The theory of formation of various molecules, both on surfaces of interstellar dust-grains and in gas-phase reactions, is reviewed. Destruction of molecules, the special problems of very dark clouds and the life-history of dust-grains are also reviewed briefly.


Optical Depth Dense Cloud Interstellar Space Dark Cloud Collision Speed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. E. Salpeter
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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