Dust-depleted Inner Disks in a Large Sample of Transition Disks through Long-baseline ALMA Observations

  title={Dust-depleted Inner Disks in a Large Sample of Transition Disks through Long-baseline ALMA Observations},
  author={Logan Francis and Nienke van der Marel},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Transition disks with large inner dust cavities are thought to host massive companions. However, the disk structure inside the companion orbit and how material flows toward an actively accreting star remain unclear. We present a high resolution continuum study of inner disks in the cavities of 38 transition disks. Measurements of the dust mass from archival Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array observations are combined with stellar properties and spectral energy distributions to… 
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