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Volume 547, November 2012
Article Number C1
Number of page(s) 1
Section Interstellar and circumstellar matter
Published online 19 October 2012

Table 1

Relative abundances (%) and corresponding uncertainties for the best fits.

In Olofsson et al. (2012) the number density distribution n (a quantity not explicitly described in the article), was not properly computed. For a given dust species, at a given distance r from the star, we sampled the grain size distribution over several bins equally spaced in log scale, between the minimum and maximum grain sizes (smin and smax, respectively). For computational purposes, we originally assumed the width of the bins, Δ logs, to be the same for all dust species, therefore avoiding several multiplications of n(r,s) by Δ logs. However, because we used different maximum grain sizes for the amorphous (1 mm) and crystalline grains (1 μm) while we kept the number of bins the same, this assumption was no longer valid. We corrected the Debra code so that the bin width is now taken into account when computing n(r,s) for dust species with different smax. Additionally, the first and last bin sizes are now half as wide to ensure the minimum and maximum grain sizes match the input smin and smax.

In the fitting process, the thermal emission of a single dust grain of size s, at a distance r (Femis(r,λ,s), see Eq. (2) in Olofsson et al. 2012) is then multiplied by the number density n(r,s). The observed spectrum is fitted by a linear combination of the thermal flux emitted by the individual dust species. Therefore the bin width Δlogs, by which we now multiply n(r,s),

is propagated only to the relative abundances. We used smax of 1 μm and 1 mm for crystalline and amorphous grains, respectively. Therefore, Δlogs (and thus n) being smaller for crystalline species, their relative abundances increase with respect to amorphous grains. The trends between different crystalline (or amorphous) grains however remain the same (e.g., Fe-rich versus Mg-rich crystalline olivine grains), since they have the same Δlogs. Consequently, the best fit parameters remain the same, as well as the best fit models, only the final relative abundances of the dust species required to fit the observed spectrum are modified.

Table 1 shows the correct abundances as well as the newly estimated uncertainties for the dust composition. The crystallinity fractions with respect to the amorphous phases are different (higher crystallinity fractions), but the observed trends between crystalline (or amorphous) grains are still valid. All the results and conclusions discussed in the rest of the study therefore remain unchanged.


  1. Olofsson, J., Juhász, A., Henning, T., et al. 2012, A&A, 542, A90 [NASA ADS] [CrossRef] [EDP Sciences] [Google Scholar]

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Table 1

Relative abundances (%) and corresponding uncertainties for the best fits.

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