EAS Publications Series
Volume 35, 2009Interstellar Dust from Astronomical Observations to Fundamental Studies
|Page(s)||219 - 241|
|Published online||26 February 2009|
F. Boulanger, C. Joblin, A. Jones and S. Madden (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 35 (2009) 219-241
Dust dynamics and processing in shocks
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris XI, Bâtiment 121, CNRS, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
The processing of dust in shocks in the interstellar medium can lead to changes in the dust to gas mass ratio and also to a radical evolution of the dust size distribution. Here we focus on the important results of numerical models that simulate the impact of shocks on the interstellar dust size distribution in molecular clouds and in the warm intercloud medium. We emphasize the necessity of detailed modelling of the grain charging processes and the grain inertia in order to unravel the complexities and consequences of the dust dynamics in shock waves.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2009
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