Dust Destruction in Nonradiative Shocks

  title={Dust Destruction in Nonradiative Shocks},
  author={H. Zhu and Patrick Slane and John C. Raymond and Wenwu Tian},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Supernova remnant (SNR) shock waves are the main place where interstellar dust grains are destroyed. However, the dust destruction efficiency in non-radiative shocks is still not well known. One way to estimate the fraction of dust destroyed is to compare the difference between postshock gas abundances and preshock medium total abundances when the preshock elemental depletion factors are known. We compare the postshock gas abundances of 16 SNRs in Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with the LMC… Expand

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