THE CHALLENGE OF SUB-KEPLERIAN ROTATION FOR DISK WINDS

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Author(s)

  • Frank H. SHU
  • Susana LIZANO
  • Daniele GALLI
  • Mike J. CAI
  • Subhanjoy MOHANTY

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L121-L124
Journal / PublicationAstrophysical Journal
Volume682
Issue number2
Online published16 Jul 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Strong magnetization makes the disks surrounding young stellar objects rotate at rates that are too sub-Keplerian to enable the thermal launching of disk winds from their surfaces unless the rate of gas diffusion across field lines is dynamically fast. This underappreciated implication of disk magnetization poses a considerable challenge for disk-wind theory.

Research Area(s)

  • Accretion, accretion disks, ISM: jets and outflows, Stars: pre-main-sequence

Citation Format(s)

THE CHALLENGE OF SUB-KEPLERIAN ROTATION FOR DISK WINDS. / SHU, Frank H.; LIZANO, Susana; GALLI, Daniele; CAI, Mike J.; MOHANTY, Subhanjoy.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 682, No. 2, 01.08.2008, p. L121-L124.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review