Origin of Molecular Outflow Determined from Thermal Dust Polarization

  title={Origin of Molecular Outflow Determined from Thermal Dust Polarization},
  author={Kohji Tomisaka},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan},
  • K. Tomisaka
  • Published 31 October 2010
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
The observational expectation of polarization measurements of thermal dust radiation is investigated to find information on molecular outflows based on magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) and radiation transfer simulations. There are two major proposed models for the driving of molecular outflows: (1) molecular gas is accelerated by a magnetic pressure gradient or magnetocentrifugal wind mechanism before the magnetic field and molecular gas are decoupled, (2) the linear momentum of a highly collimated… Expand

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