Mineral Grains in Interstellar Space

  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
  • F. Hoyle
  • S. Al-Mufti
  • T. Al-Jabory
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 165)


Astronomical data relating to emission, absorption and polarization properties of interstellar dust in the mid-infrared spectral region point to a composite mineral-organic grain model with overall mass proportions consistent with cosmic abundances.


Silicate Material Interstellar Dust Flux Curve Rock Crystal Cosmic Abundance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  • F. Hoyle
    • 1
  • S. Al-Mufti
    • 1
  • T. Al-Jabory
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wales CollegeCardiffUK

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