Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 313–319 | Cite as

Partially elastic collisions in dense matter

  • Liisa Nygrén
Article

Abstract

The effects of partially elastic collisions on a dense system of particles moving in Keplerian orbits are studied. As in the case of a low-density system (Hämeen-Anttila, 1975), evolution leads to the formation of separate ringlets. The results reveal an anisotropic structure of matter, which may explain some peculiarities in the photometry of Saturn's rings.

Keywords

Dense Matter Elastic Collision Anisotropic Structure Dense System Keplerian Orbit 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liisa Nygrén
    • 1
  1. 1.Aarne Karjalainen ObservatoryUniversity of OuluFinland

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