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ID: 358649.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The circumstellar environments of young stars at AU scales
Authors:Millan-Gabet, R.; Malbet, F.; Akeson, R.; Leinert, C.; Monnier, J.; Waters, R.
Place of Publication:Tucson
Publisher:Univ. of Arizona Press
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007
Title of Book:Protostars and Planets V
Start Page:539
End Page:554
Full Name of Book-Editor(s):Reipurth, B.; Jewitt, J.; Keil, K.
Title of Series:The University of Arizona space science series
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:We review recent advances in our understanding of the innermost regions of the circumstellar environment around young stars, made possible by the technique of long-baseline interferometry at infrared wavelengths. Near-infrared observations directly probe the location of the hottest dust. The characteristic sizes found are much larger than previously thought, and strongly correlate with the luminosity of the central young stars. This relation has motivated in part a new class of models of the inner disk structure. The first mid-infrared observations have probed disk emission over a larger range of scales, and spectrally resolved interferometry has for the first time revealed mineralogy gradients in the disk. These new measurements provide crucial information on the structure and physical properties of young circumstellar disks, as initial conditions for planet formation.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:InBook
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISBN:0-8165-2654-0 [ID No:1]
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007prpl.conf..539M [ID No:2]
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