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Paper: The Dusty Nova: An Examination of Dust Production and Processing in the Ejecta of Classical Novae
Volume: 490, Stella Novae: Past and Future Decades
Page: 261
Authors: Helton, L. A.; Evans, A.; Woodward, C. E.; Gehrz, R. D.; Vacca, W.
Abstract: Classical novae (CNe) are known to frequently produce dust in their ejecta. Infrared observations have revealed that the dust produced can be of a variety of different species, including silicates, amorphous carbon, hydrocarbons, and silicon carbide. Due to their relatively rapid evolution, CNe provide unique laboratories for the examination of the processes of dust condensation, grain growth, and destruction. Here we present analysis of the near- to mid-IR spectra of a number of recent dust forming novae, including V2361 Cyg, V2362 Cyg, and V1280 Sco. We discuss the implications for our understanding of dust formation and processing with particular emphasis on the role of hydrocarbon species.
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