Magnetocentrifugal Launching of Jets from Accretion Disks. II. Inner Disk-driven Winds

  title={Magnetocentrifugal Launching of Jets from Accretion Disks. II. Inner Disk-driven Winds},
  author={Ruben Krasnopolsky and Zhi-Yun Li and Roger D. Blandford},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We numerically follow the time evolution of axisymmetric outflows magnetocentrifugally driven from the inner portion of accretion disks from their launching surface to large observable distances. Special attention is paid to the collimation of part of the outflow into a dense, narrow jet around the rotation axis after a steady state has been reached. For parameters typical of T Tauri stars, we define a fiducial jet as that outlined by the contour of constant density at 104 cm-3. We find that… 
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