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sublimation

(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.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublimation_(phase_transition)

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