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ID: 731767.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Multiwavelength analysis for interferometric (sub-)mm observations of protoplanetary disks. Radial constraints on the dust properties and the disk structure
Authors:Tazzari, M.; Testi, L.; Ercolano, B.; Natta, A.; Isella, A.; Chandler, C. J.; Pérez, L. M.; Andrews, S.; Wilner, D. J.; Ricci, L.; Henning, T.; Linz, H.; Kwon, W.; Corder, S. A.; Dullemond, C. P.; Carpenter, J. M.; Sargent, A. I.; Mundy, L.; Storm, S.; Calvet, N.; Greaves, J. A.; Lazio, J.; Deller, A. T.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2016
Title of Journal:Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume:588
Start Page:id. A53 (19 pp)
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Context. The growth of dust grains from sub-μm to mm and cm sizes is the first step towards the formation of planetesimals. Theoretical models of grain growth predict that dust properties change as a function of disk radius, mass, age, and other physical conditions. High angular resolution observations at several (sub-)mm wavelengths constitute the ideal tool with which to directly probe the bulk of dust grains and to investigate the radial distribution of their properties. <BR /> Aims: We lay down the methodology for a multiwavelength analysis of (sub-)mm and cm continuum interferometric observations to self-consistently constrain the disk structure and the radial variation of the dust properties. The computational architecture is massively parallel and highly modular. <BR /> Methods: The analysis is based on the simultaneous fit in the uv-plane of observations at several wavelengths with a model for the disk thermal emission and for the dust opacity. The observed flux density at the different wavelengths is fitted by posing constraints on the disk structure and on the radial variation of the grain size distribution. <BR /> Results: We apply the analysis to observations of three protoplanetary disks (<ASTROBJ>AS 209</ASTROBJ>, <ASTROBJ>FT Tau</ASTROBJ>, <ASTROBJ>DR Tau</ASTROBJ>) for which a combination of spatially resolved observations in the range ~0.88 mm to ~10 mm is available from SMA, CARMA, and VLA. In these disks we find evidence of a decrease in the maximum dust grain size, amax, with radius. We derive large amax values up to 1 cm in the inner disk 15
Free Keywords:stars: formation; planetary systems; protoplanetary disks
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISSN:0004-6361 %R 10.1051/0004-6361/201527423
URL:http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2016A%26A...588A..5...
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