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The evolution of young stars, protostellar jets & bipolar outflows - A unification scheme

Smith, M.D. (1998) The evolution of young stars, protostellar jets & bipolar outflows - A unification scheme. Astrophysics and Space Science, 261 (1-4). pp. 169-178. ISSN 0004-640X. (doi:10.1023/A:1002063408045) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:50146)

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Abstract

Close links between jet evolution and protostellar evolution are beginning to be understood. Firstly, stellar jets are reviewed here, establishing the accretion-outflow connection. Then, outflows from young stars are reviewed, suggesting a synchronised development in the star and outflow. This yields a unification scheme in which rising molecular jets dominate the early protostellar epoch, followed by a jet-driven outflow stage and, finally, a bow-driven ballistic stage. This scheme is quantified, yielding the systematic changes in the bolometric, mechanical and shock luminosities and the cross-over phase from dense molecular jets to light atomic jets.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1023/A:1002063408045
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 10:25 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50146 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Smith, M.D.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4289-5952
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