Disorientation of Suprathermally Rotating Grains and the Grain Alignment Problem

@inproceedings{Lazarian1997DisorientationOS,
  title={Disorientation of Suprathermally Rotating Grains and the Grain Alignment Problem},
  author={Alexandre Lazarian and Bruce T. Draine},
  year={1997}
}
We discuss the dynamics of dust grains subjected to uncompensated torques arising from H2 formation. In particular, we discuss grain dynamics when a grain spins down and goes through a “crossover”. As first pointed out by Spitzer & McGlynn (1979), the grain angular momentum before and after a crossover event are correlated, and the degree of this… CONTINUE READING