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Dust in supernovae and supernova remnants I: Formation scenarios

Sarangi, A., Matsuura, Mikako ORCID: and Micelotta, E.R. 2018. Dust in supernovae and supernova remnants I: Formation scenarios. Space Science Reviews 214 (3) , 63. 10.1007/s11214-018-0492-7

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Supernovae are considered as prime sources of dust in space. Observations of local supernovae over the past couple of decades have detected the presence of dust in supernova ejecta. The reddening of the high redshift quasars also indicate the presence of large masses of dust in early galaxies. Considering the top heavy IMF in the early galaxies, supernovae are assumed to be the major contributor to these large amounts of dust. However, the composition and morphology of dust grains formed in a supernova ejecta is yet to be understood with clarity. Moreover, the dust masses inferred from observations in mid-infrared and submillimeter wavelength regimes differ by two orders of magnitude or more. Therefore, the mechanism responsible for the synthesis of molecules and dust in such environments plays a crucial role in studying the evolution of cosmic dust in galaxies. This review summarises our current knowledge of dust formation in supernova ejecta and tries to quantify the role of supernovae as dust producers in a galaxy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0038-6308
Funders: STFC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 March 2018
Date of Acceptance: 17 February 2018
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 13:18

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