Destruction of Interstellar Dust in Evolving Supernova Remnant Shock Waves

  title={Destruction of Interstellar Dust in Evolving Supernova Remnant Shock Waves},
  author={J. Slavin and E. Dwek and Anthony P. Jones},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
Supernova generated shock waves are responsible for most of the destruction of dust grains in the interstellar medium (ISM). Calculations of the dust destruction timescale have so far been carried out using plane parallel steady shocks, however that approximation breaks down when the destruction timescale becomes longer than that for the evolution of the supernova remnant (SNR) shock. In this paper we present new calculations of grain destruction in evolving, radiative SNRs. To facilitate… Expand

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