Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 489–505 | Cite as

Calculations of infrared fluxes from galactic sources for a polysaccharide grain model

  • F. Hoyle
  • N. C. Wickramasinghe


Using transmittance data appropriate for grain material which is predominantly comprised of polysaccharides we have computed infrared fluxes from several types of galactic infrared source. The model used in these computations involves polysaccharide condensation in material flowing out from O-type stars. With the exception of rather minor discrepancies we show that it is possible to match the 2.1–13 μ observations of a wide range of galactic infrared sources.


Polysaccharide Transmittance Data Minor Discrepancy Infrared Source Galactic Source 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Hoyle
    • 1
  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Applied Mathematics and AstronomyUniversity CollegeCardiffWales, U.K.

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