The Effect of the Choice of the Grain Model on the H2,Production by Cosmic Rays in Dense Clouds

  • D. Averna
  • V. Pirronello
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 323)


Since fifty years, the presence of dust in interstellar space was established and a lot of models of the structure of grains have been proposed, changing composition and size distribution, in order to describe correctly extinction and polarization curves.


Hydrogen Production Grain Size Distribution Size Distribution Function Dense Cloud Interstellar Dust 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Averna
    • 1
  • V. Pirronello
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di AstronomiaUniversita’ di CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversita’ della CalabriaRoges di RendeItaly

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