Spatially resolved magnetic field structure in the disk of a T Tauri star

@article{Stephens2014SpatiallyRM,
  title={Spatially resolved magnetic field structure in the disk of a T Tauri star},
  author={I. Stephens and L. Looney and W. Kwon and M. Fern{\'a}ndez-L{\'o}pez and A. Hughes and L. Mundy and R. Crutcher and Z. Li and R. Rao},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={514},
  pages={597-599}
}
  • I. Stephens, L. Looney, +6 authors R. Rao
  • Published 2014
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Magnetic fields in accretion disks play a dominant part during the star formation process but have hitherto been observationally poorly constrained. Field strengths have been inferred on T Tauri stars and possibly in the innermost part of their accretion disks, but the strength and morphology of the field in the bulk of a disk have not been observed. Spatially unresolved measurements of polarized emission (arising from elongated dust grains aligned perpendicularly to the field) imply average… CONTINUE READING
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