Light Scattering and Thermal Emission by Primitive Dust Particles in Planetary Systems

  • Hiroshi KimuraEmail author
  • Ludmilla Kolokolova
  • Aigen Li
  • Jérémy Lebreton
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Stardust grains are tiny solid samples of stars, newly condensed in an expanding atmosphere of a dying star and injected into interstellar space by stellar wind and radiation pressure.


Dust Particle Planetary System Spectral Energy Distribution Protoplanetary Disk Discrete Dipole Approximation 
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We would like to thank anonymous reviewers for constructive comments and helpful suggestions that greatly improved the manuscript. We are grateful to Yu-lin Xu, Yasuhiko Okada, Ryo Tazaki, Sebastian Wolf, and Bruce T. Draine for useful information. We also express our gratitude to Alexander A. Kokhanovsky who encouraged us to write up a comprehensive review of this subject. H. Kimura is thankful to Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (#26400230, #15K05273, #23103004) from the Japan Society of the Promotion of Science.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Kimura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ludmilla Kolokolova
    • 2
  • Aigen Li
    • 3
  • Jérémy Lebreton
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Graduate School of ScienceKobe University, C/O CPS (Center for Planetary Science)KobeJapan
  2. 2.Planetary Data System Group, Department of AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  4. 4.Infrared Processing and Analysis CenterCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  5. 5.NASA Exoplanet Science InstituteCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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