Rotational Disruption of Astrophysical Dust and Ice—Theory and Applications

  title={Rotational Disruption of Astrophysical Dust and Ice—Theory and Applications},
  author={Thiem C. Hoang},
Dust is an essential component of the interstellar medium (ISM) and plays an important role in many different astrophysical processes and phenomena. Traditionally, dust grains are known to be destroyed by thermal sublimation, Coulomb explosions, sputtering, and shattering. The first two mechanisms arise from the interaction of dust with intense radiation fields and high-energy photons (extreme UV), which work in a limited astrophysical environment. The present review is focused on a new… Expand
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