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Spin equilibrium and outflows in young stellar objects

Pearson, K.J. and King, A.R. (1995) Spin equilibrium and outflows in young stellar objects. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 276 (4). pp. 1303-1310. ISSN 0035-8711

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We present N-body simulations of accretion discs about young stellar objects (YSOs). The simulation includes the presence of a magnetic loop structure on the central star which interacts with the particles by means of a magnetic drag force. We find that an equilibrium spin rate is achieved when the corotation radius coincides with the edge of the loop. This spin rate is consistent with observed values for TTauri stars, being an order of magnitude less than the breakup value. The material ejected from the system by the rotating loop has properties consistent with the observed molecular outflows, given the presence of a suitable containing cavity.

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Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
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Publisher:Oxford Journals

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