Akeson, Rachel L. (2008) Observations of circumstellar disks with infrared interferometry. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 131 . 012019. ISSN 1742-6596 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:AKEjpcs08
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The structure and composition of circumstellar disks around young stars is one of the areas in which infrared interferometry has had a major impact. I will review the observational progress in this field starting from the earliest observations of T Tauri, Herbig Ae/Be and FU Ori objects with smaller interferometers. Highlights of recent work include measurements of the inner disk size across 5 orders of magnitude in stellar luminosity, characterization of the dust composition as a function of radius in Herbig disks, high spectral resolution observations of gas emission and closure phase measurements of structure in disks. These observations have challenged models of disk structure and as the only direct probe on AU scales will continue to provide essential input in our understanding of the formation of stars and planets.
|Additional Information:||Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 2008. The Universe under the microscope -- Astrophysics at high angular resolution, Bad Honnef, Germany, 21–25 April 2008. Accepted papers received: 30 September 2008. Published online: 24 October 2008. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 131, http://www.iop.org/EJ/toc/1742-6596/131/1|
|Subject Keywords:||circumstellar disks; infrared interferometry|
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|Deposited By:||Arun Sannuti|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2009 23:10|
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