Crystalline Mg2SiO4 and amorphous Mg-bearing silicate grain formation by coalescence and growth

K. Kamitsuji, H. Suzuki, Y. Kimura, T. Sato, Y. Saito, C. Kaito

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Abstract

A novel method for producing MgO and SiO2 smokes was developed. Mg-bearing silicate grain formation using the coalescence and growth of MgO and SiO2 grains was carried out in our laboratory. It becomes evident that single and poly crystalline Mg2SiO4 (forsterite) and amorphous Mg-bearing silicate grains can be produced by the coalescence and growth of MgO and SiO2 grains. This result suggests that the observed crystalline Mg2SiO4 grains and amorphous Mg-bearing silicate particles in Red Super Giant (RSG), Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB), post-AGB and planetary nebula (PNe) could be produced by the coalescence and growth of MgO and SiO2 grains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume429
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan

Keywords

  • Astrochemistry
  • Circumstellar matter
  • Dust, extinction
  • Methods: laboratory
  • Stars: AGB and post-AGB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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