Dust Evolution Can Produce Scattered Light Gaps in Protoplanetary Disks

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Birnstiel, T.; Andrews, S.M.; Pinilla, Ortiz P.A.; Kama, M.;
(2015)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1088/2041-8205/813/1/L14
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

Recent imaging of protoplanetary disks with high resolution and contrast have revealed a striking variety of substructure. Of particular interest are cases where near-infrared scattered light images show evidence for low-intensity annular "gaps." The origins of such str... View more
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