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2006A&A...446..211R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 446, 211-221 (2006/1-4)

Large dust particles in disks around T Tauri stars.

RODMANN J., HENNING T., CHANDLER C.J., MUNDY L.G. and WILNER D.J.

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We present 7-mm continuum observations of 14 low-mass pre-main-sequence stars in the Taurus-Auriga star-forming region obtained with the Very Large Array with ∼1.5" resolution and ∼0.3mJy rms sensitivity. For 10 objects, the circumstellar emission has been spatially resolved. The large outer disk radii derived suggest that the emission at this wavelength is mostly optically thin. The millimetre spectral energy distributions are characterised by spectral indices αmm=2.3 to 3.2. After accounting for contributions from free-free emission and corrections for optical depth, we determine dust opacity indices β in the range 0.5 to 1.6, which suggest that millimetre-sized dust aggregates are present in the circumstellar disks. Four of the sources with β>1 may be consistent with submicron-sized dust as found in the interstellar medium. Our findings indicate that dust grain growth to millimetre-sized particles is completed within less than 1Myr for the majority of circumstellar disks.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: pre-main sequence - stars: planetary systems: protoplanetary disks - planetary systems: formation

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