X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) in the 0.2-2 keV band is a crucial component in multi-wavelength studies of dust mineralogy, size, and shape. We discuss large open questions in astromineralogy and describe how planned and potential X-ray telescopes will play a key roll in answering those questions.
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- May 2019
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- Astro2020 decadal survey science white paper submitted to the National Academy of Sciences