Comet Knudsen layers
2008 (English)In: Space Science Reviews, ISSN 0038-6308, E-ISSN 1572-9672, Vol. 138, no 1-4, 207-223 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper reviews some important results about Knudsen layers obtained in theoretical gas kinetics research in the last few decades, focusing on the weak and strong evaporation problems in two-surface, half-space, and spherical geometries. Furthermore, the application of such results in cometary science is reviewed. In order to illustrate some properties of the half-space evaporation problem for water ice surfaces at temperatures relevant for active comets, a number of numerical Direct Simulation Monte Carlo calculations are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 138, no 1-4, 207-223 p.
comets : coma, comets : gas kinetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149495DOI: 10.1007/s11214-008-9305-8ISI: 000259084800013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149495DiVA: diva2:405258
Conference Information: Workshop on Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nuclei held in Honor of Jahannes Geiss
Bern, SWITZERLAND, 2006 2011-03-212011-03-202011-03-21Bibliographically approved