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Probing the magnetosphere in young stars with AMBER/VLTI

C. Dougados, J. Bouvier, G. Duvert, P. J. V. Garcia, D. F. M. Folha

The exact geometry of the interface region between the accretion disk and the stellar surface in young stars has crucial implications for both the origin of mass-loss and the regulation of stellar angular momentum. We discuss proposed AMBER/VLTI observations of the Paβ line emitting region that will put the first direct constraints on the magnetospheric accretion flow scenario in active young stellar systems.

star formation, VLTI, accretion, magnetosphere

Astrophysics and Space Science
Volume 286, Page 151
August 2003

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