Library of dust modelsΒΆ

While you are encouraged to prepare your own dust properties file based on the most appropriate dust model for your problem (see Preparing dust properties), we provide a library of dust models that you can select from. Since dust files tend to be large, the final files are not directly made available - instead, you should download this file, then expand it, and run the script as shown to produce the final dust files:

tar xvzf hyperion-dust-0.1.0.tar.gz
cd hyperion-dust-0.1.0
python build_dust

The dust files will be generated in the dust_files directory. If Hyperion is updated, it may be necessary to re-run this script to update the dust files to the latest format. If this is necessary, then this will be made clear in the release announcement for Hyperion.


The choice of which dust model to use is entirely yours, and you should make sure that the dust model that you pick is appropriate for the scientific problem you are trying to solve. In addition, as for the radiative transfer code itself, we cannot guarantee that the dust files are bug-free - you should sign up to the mailing list to ensure that you are informed as soon as bugs are identified and fixed.

The available dust files at this time are:

If you develop dust models and would like your dust models to feature as one of the available ones on this page, please let us know!

For advanced users, we provide code and documentation to compute your own dust models: