Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 144, Issue 1–2, pp 629–633 | Cite as

Infrared emission from interstellar plasma

  • Satio Hayakawa


Small dust grains in hot interstellar plasmas are heated by electrons and emit near-infrared radiation. Its flux is estimated to be larger than that from small dust grains heated by stellar radiation and could explain the high infrared flux observed at wavelengths of about 5 μm.


Radiation Dust Infrared Emission Small Dust Stellar Radiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satio Hayakawa
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  1. 1.Department of AstrophysicsNagoya UniversityJapan

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