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Title: The accretion disc dynamo in the solar nebula
Authors: King, A. R.
Pringle, J. E.
First Published: 1-Jun-2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2010, 404 (4), pp. 1903-1909
Abstract: The nearest accretion disc to us in space if not time was the protosolar nebula. Remnants of this nebula thus potentially offer unique insight into how discs work. In particular the existence of chondrules, which must have formed in the disc as small molten droplets, requires strong and intermittent heating of disc material. We argue that this places important constraints on the way gravitational energy is released in accretion discs, which are not met by current shearing-box simulations of magnetorotational instability (MRI)-driven dynamos. A deeper understanding of accretion energy release in discs may require a better model for these dynamos.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16405.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2010 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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