Magnetized astrophysical outflows: Cradle to grave, source to effect

Adam Frank*, Tom Gardiner, Thibaut Lery

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    Abstract

    We discuss the propagation of radiative MHD jets and outflows focusing on outflows driven by magnetocentrifugal rotators. Our goal is to link the properties of the jets with the physics of the sources which produce them. We find that density and magnetic field stratification (with radius) in jets from magnetized rotators leads to new behavior including the development of a dense inner jet core and a low density collar. We also report on more general studies of ambipolar diffiusion and field geometry in pulsed jets. Finally we describe a new work designed to study the effects of magnetized winds on circumstellar environments appropriate to YSOs and PNe.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)54-58
    Number of pages5
    JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
    Volume13
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
    EventEmission Lines from Jet Flows - Isla Mujeres, Mexico
    Duration: Nov 13 2000Nov 17 2000

    Keywords

    • ISM: jets and outflows
    • Magnetohydrodynamics
    • Planetary Nebulae
    • Stars: pre-main-sequence

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Space and Planetary Science
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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