Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 377–387 | Cite as

Interpretation of carbon overabundances in the atmospheres of carbon stars

  • Napoleon Maron


An attempt is made to estimate the rate of accretion of interstellar grains by red giants. It seems possible for a red giant traversing dust clouds to acquire, under realistic conditions, an amount of carbon sufficient to turn its spectrum into that of a carbon star. Coarse grains exceeding 10−3 cm in diameter are most effective in this process.


Atmosphere Dust Realistic Condition Dust Cloud Carbon Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Napoleon Maron
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  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsCollege of EngineeringZielona GóraPoland

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