The Case Against Graphite Particles in Interstellar Space

Authors: Wickramasinghe, N.C.; Wickramasinghe, A.N.; Hoyle, F.

Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 268, Numbers 1-3, 1999 , pp. 289-292(4)

Publisher: Springer

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Graphite flakes are excluded as a major component of interstellar grains because their ultraviolet extinction peaks occur at wavelengths longward of 2700 Å. Mie calculations for spherical graphite particles are shown to have no physical or astronomical relevance.

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: Department of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy, University College, Cardiff, U.K.

Publication date: January 1, 1999

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