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Low-resolution scans of a selected sample of symbiotic binaries enable an
investigation of physical processes generating the IR emission of these
objects. Our principal aim is to study the properties of dust formed in
symbiotic binaries. Symbiotics provide a different physical environment for
dust formation and dust emission than single red giants. The hot companion
(T = 80000K - 150000K) affects the wind properties of the red giant, and very
likely also the dust formation and dust emission. Differences of IRAS colours
between single red giants and symbiotic systems containing red giants of the
same spectral type indicate that the physical conditions in the dust shell
are indeed dramatically influenced by the hot companion in the binary. We
expect from our proposed ISO observations a decisive advance in the under-
standing of symbiotic systems and the formation of dust in various physical
environments. Low resolution spectroscopy in the 2.4-197 um range will most
probably answer the puzzling question, why the symbiotic phenomenon arises
only in two different, well defined situations with regard to the cool giant's
classification and the symbiotic subclass. For example, we hope to find the
solution why there is no symbiotic system with an orbit typical for D-types,
but containing a non-Mira type giant. In addition, we believe that dust
formation theories will benefit from the unique physical conditions
encountered in symbiotic binaries.
==> In this proposal, more time is being requested for SYMBPHYS.MVOGEL

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