Astrophysics (index)


(single material phase transition from solid to gas)

Sublimation is the Phase Transition of a solid into a gas without becoming a liquid in between. Water can sublimate at lower pressure and Carbon Monoxide sublimates at Earth Atmosphere pressure.

Dust particles in a Circumstellar Disk sublimate if they move sufficiently close to the star, e.g., from the Poynting-Robertson Effect.