Laboratory Astrophysics of Cosmic Dust Analogues

  • T. HenningEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 815)


In this chapter, the main techniques for producing and characterizing cosmic dust analogues in the laboratory will be discussed. It will be shown how optical data of astronomically relevant materials can be measured and how such data can be applied to interpret astronomical spectra. The identification of minerals in space from infrared spectroscopy will be summarized.


Optical Constant Silicon Nanoparticles Cosmic Dust Mass Absorption Coefficient Crystalline Silicate 
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I thank my collaborators from the Jena Laboratory Astrophysics Group for many discussions about cosmic dust analogues and Drs. J. Dorschner, J. Gürtler, and H. Mutschke for critically reading of the paper.


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