Nucleation in Novae [chapter]

C. M. Callus, J. S. Albinson, A. Evans
1987 Cataclysmic Variables. Recent Multi-Frequency Observations and Theoretical Developments  
We consider the possibility that dust grains in novae could nucleate on ions. We examine how different ejected masses and different elemental abundances effect the availability of nucleation centres, and we show how this model could explain why only novae of intermediate speed classes form dust. Here L~ is the fraction of infrared luminosity compared to the total
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