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Dust and molecules are found in a large variety of astrophysical environments, in particular in the circumstellar material ejected by evolved stars. This book brings together the leading astronomers and astrophysicists in the field of molecular astrophysics and stellar physics to discuss the important issues of dust and molecular formation, the role of solids in circumstellar environments, molecules as probes of circumstellar parameters, the stellar contribution to the enrichment of the Galaxy, and the latest observational data in various wavelength domains, in particular in the infrared with results from the Infrared Space Observatory. The astrophysical scenarios include late-type stars, novae, Wolf-Rayet stars, Luminous Blue Variables and supernovae. It is intended for researchers and graduate students in the fields of stellar physics, stellar evolution and astrochemistry.
Low-Mass Stars. Circumstellar PAHS and Carbon Stardust; A.G.G.M. Tielens. ISO LWS Observations of Evolved Stars and Nebulae; M.J. Barlow. ISO-SWS Spectra of AGB Stars; K. Justtanont, et al. Molecules in Envelopes Around AGB-Stars; H. Olofsson. Shocks in the Radio Photospheres of Long Period Variable Stars; M.J. Reid, K.M. Menten. Silicon and Sulphur in the Inner Envelope of IRO+10216; K. Willacy, I. Cherchneff. Maser Mapping and Dust Properties of Red Supergiant Winds; A.M.S. Richards, et al. Chemical Evolution from the AGB to the Planetary Nebula Phase; R. Bachiller. Circumstellar Molecular Spectra Towards Evolved Stars; E.J. Bakker. Disks Around Post-Main Sequence Binaries; M. Jura. Dust Shells Around Carbon Mira Variables; M.A.T. Groenewegen, et al. Variability of Circumstellar Emission from Dust Envelopes Around Carbon Stars; A. Blanco, et al. Circumstellar Dust Condensation Scenarios; E. Sedlmayr. UIR Bands in Carbon Star Spectra; A.K. Speck, M.J. Barlow. Non-Spherical Dust Grains in the Envelopes of Late-Type Giants; N.V. Voshchinnikov, V.B. Il'in. Modeling the Long-Term Evolution of Dusty Outflows of AGB-Stars; M. Steffen, R. Szczerba. Observations of Shells Around m CEP & CRL2688, and about Episodic Mass Loss; N. Mauron. IR-Colors for Models of Post-AGB Evolution; R. Szczerba, M. Steffen. Variation of Silicate Dust Features with Phase; M.J. Creech-Eakman, R.E. Stencel. Formation of Dust Grains in Circumstellar Envelopes of Oxygen-Rich AGB Stars; T. Kozasa, H. Sogawa. Grain Formation in Atmospheres of Cool Dwarfs; D.R. Alexander, et al. Observations and Modelling of Spectral Energy Distributions of Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars; S. Bagnulo, J.G. Doyle. Backwarming Effect of Molecular Opacities on the Infrared Colours of Very Cool White Dwarfs; I. Bues, T. Aslan. Modelling the Dust Envelope in Symbiotic Systems: The Case of CH Cygni; R.D.D. Costa, et al. Radiative Transfer in a Turbulent Expanding Molecular Envelope: Application to Mira; M. Crosas, et al. OH Maser Lines Variability of Miras; S. Etoka, A.M. Le Squeren. Observations of HCCNC and HNCCC in IRC+10216; P.D. Gensheimer. Modelling Software for Dust Processes; P. Hall. A Compact Circumstellar Dust Envelope of an Evolved AGB Star IRC-10529; O. Hashimoto, H. Izumiura. Dust Features of Visually Bright AGB Variables As Seen By ISO and IRAS; J. Hron, et al. A Model for the Variability of SIOP Masers in Mira Variables; E.M.L. Humphreys, et al. Formation of Small Iron Clusters in Circumstellar Envelopes; M. John, E. Sedlmayr. Polarization of Evolved Stars Envelopes; C. Kahane, et al. A Simulation for a Planetary Nebular Plasma; G. Kandemir, S. Boydag. Terminal Outflow Velocities from the Mass-Losing AGB Stars; A. Kucinskas. Molecules in Circumstellar Envelopes of Carbon Stars; F. Larsen, et al. Stars with Cool Dusty Disks; T.L. Evans. Synthetic Spectra of Long-Period Variables: A First Comparison with ISO Observations; R. Loidl, et al.
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