Astrophysics (index)

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 (CO) 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.


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

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