Dust formation in carbon-rich Wolf-Rayet stars ? I . Chemistry of small carbon clusters and silicon species

@inproceedings{Cherchneff2000DustFI,
  title={Dust formation in carbon-rich Wolf-Rayet stars ? I . Chemistry of small carbon clusters and silicon species},
  author={I. Cherchneff and Y. H. Le Teuff and Peredur M. Williams and A. Tielens},
  year={2000}
}
  • I. Cherchneff, Y. H. Le Teuff, +1 author A. Tielens
  • Published 2000
The formation of small carbon chains and molecular precursors to silicon carbide grains is investigated in the hot, hostile environment of carbon-rich Wolf-Rayet (WC) winds. We consider only WC stars which produce dust on a continuous basis and develop for the first time non-equilibrium, chemical kinetic routes to nucleating dust precursors in the outflow… CONTINUE READING