Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 216, Issue 1–2, pp 235–237 | Cite as

Alfvénic waves and alignment of large grains

  • A. Lazarian


The alignment of grains under the influence of the Alfvenic waves is discussed. It is shown that even small deviations from grain uniformity result in the alignment of large (l > 6⋅10−5 cm) grains. The latter result is important for the interpretation of the IR polarization data.


Small Deviation Polarization Data Alfvenic Wave 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lazarian
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  1. 1.DAMTPUniversity of CambridgeUK

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