Destruction of stellar disks by photoevaporation

D. Johnstone, Isamu M Matsuyama, I. G. McCarthy, A. S. Font

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Abstract

Photoevaporation may provide an explanation for the short lifetimes of disks around young stars. With the exception of neutral oxygen lines, the observed low-velocity forbidden line emission from T Tauri stars can be reproduced by photoevaporating models. The natural formation of a gap in the disk at several AU due to photoevaporation and viscous spreading provides a possible halting mechanism for migrating planets and an explanation for the abundance of observed planets at these radii.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Pages38-41
Number of pages4
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventGravitational Collapse: from Massive Stars to Planets - Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Duration: Dec 8 2003Dec 12 2003

Other

OtherGravitational Collapse: from Massive Stars to Planets
CountryMexico
CityEnsenada, Baja California
Period12/8/0312/12/03

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Keywords

  • Accretion, Accretion disks
  • Stars: Formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Johnstone, D., Matsuyama, I. M., McCarthy, I. G., & Font, A. S. (2004). Destruction of stellar disks by photoevaporation. In Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias (Vol. 22, pp. 38-41)