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Paper: Time Variations of IR Spectra and Dust Properties in Carbon-rich Mira Variables
Volume: 310, Variable Stars in the Local Group (IAU Colloquium 193)
Page: 336
Authors: Sung, H.-I.; Lee, S.-G.
Abstract: We have studied variations of physical parameters in the circumstellar enveloped of carbon rich Mira variables at different pulsation phases. After comparing the ISO/SWS spectra of these stars with spectral energy distributions calculated from models, we could find the best-fitted parameters for the physical state of the dust envelope at each phase. The variations of the parameters effective temperature, fraction of SiC grains, mass-loss rates, and inner radius of shell, are found to have nearly the same trend as that of the light curve. The other parameters grain size, optical depth, radius of central star and dust temperature at the inner boundary of envelope, are inversely varying to the light curve.
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