Observational Constraints on the Physical Properties of Interstellar Dust in the Post-Planck Era

  title={Observational Constraints on the Physical Properties of Interstellar Dust in the Post-Planck Era},
  author={Brandon S. Hensley and Bruce T. Draine},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present a synthesis of the astronomical observations constraining the wavelength-dependent extinction, emission, and polarization from interstellar dust from UV to microwave wavelengths on diffuse Galactic sight lines. Representative solid-phase abundances for those sight lines are also derived. Given the sensitive new observations of polarized dust emission provided by the Planck satellite, we place particular emphasis on dust polarimetry, including continuum polarized extinction… 
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