Exploring brown dwarf disks : A 1.3 mm survey in taurus

  title={Exploring brown dwarf disks : A 1.3 mm survey in taurus},
  author={Alexander Scholz and Ray Jayawardhana and Kenneth Wood},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We have carried out sensitive 1.3 mm observations of 20 young brown dwarfs in the Taurus star-forming region, representing the largest sample of young substellar objects targeted in a deep millimeter-continuum survey to date. Under standard assumptions, the masses of brown dwarf disks range from 0.4 to several Jupiter masses. Their relative disk masses are comparable to those derived for coeval low-mass stars; most of them are in the 1%-5% range, and there is no clear change of relative disk… 

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