Dipolar radiation from spinning dust grains coupled to an electromagnetic wave

2006 Journal of Plasma Physics  
In this letter we investigate how the complex rotation and quivering motion of an elongated polarized dust grain in the presence of a monochromatic electromagnetic wave can originate dipolar emission with two distinct spectral components. We present a model for the emission of radiation by elongated polarized dust grains under the influence of both an external electromagnetic wave and a constant background magnetic field. The dust, exhibiting rotational motion at the external electromagnetic
more » ... ld frequency w0 as well as quivering motion at frequency W0, proportional to the em field amplitude, will radiate with frequencies that will depend on the external field wavelength and amplitude. The radiated spectra exibits a frequency around w0, and sidebands at w0+-W0 and w0+-2W0. Since the amplitude and the frequency of the background electromagnetic field are independent parameters, this model establishes a correlation between different spectral components of galactic dipolar emission, which may help to explain the correlation between a component of the Galactic microwave emission and the 100micons thermal emission from interstellar dust, that has been recently measured.
doi:10.1017/s0022377806006076 fatcat:gnxilk6sjfhcxejchxvnzi22uy