Condensation kinetics in a turbulent nebular cloud

Mackinnon, Ian D.R. & Rietmeijer, Frans J.M. (1987) Condensation kinetics in a turbulent nebular cloud. In Experiments in Planetary and Related Sciences and the Space Station 3, NASA Johnson Space Centre.

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Model calculations, which include the effects of turbulence during subsequent solar nebula evolution after the collapse of a cool interstellar cloud, can reconcile some of the apparent differences between physical parameters obtained from theory and the cosmochemical record. Two important aspects of turbulence in a protoplanetary cloud include the growth and transport of solid grains. While the physical effects of the process can be calculated and compared with the probable remains of the nebula formulation period, the more subtle effects on primitive grains and their survival in the cosmochemical record cannot be readily evaluated. The environment offered by the Space Station (or Space Shuttle) experimental facility can provide the vacuum and low gravity conditions for sufficiently long time periods required for experimental verification of these cosmochemical models.

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ID Code: 59935
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: SEE N89-14998 06-88
Keywords: solar nebula, transport kinetics, grain growth, space station experiments
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > ASTRONOMICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES (020100)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2013 05:12
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 05:12

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