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2018ApJ...865..121K - Astrophys. J., 865, 121-121 (2018/October-1)

Distortion of magnetic fields in a starless core. IV. Magnetic field scaling on density and mass-to-flux ratio distribution in FeSt 1-457.

KANDORI R., TOMISAKA K., TAMURA M., SAITO M., KUSAKABE N., NAKAJIMA Y., KWON J., NAGAYAMA T., NAGATA T. and TATEMATSU K.

Abstract (from CDS):

In the present study, the magnetic field scaling on density, | B| ∝ρ^κ^, was revealed in a single starless core for the first time. The κ index of 0.78 ± 0.10 was obtained toward the starless dense core FeSt 1-457 based on the analysis of the radial distribution of the polarization angle dispersion of background stars measured at the near-infrared wavelengths. The result prefers κ = 2/3 for the case of isotropic contraction, and the difference of the observed value from κ = 1/2 is 2.8 sigma. The distribution of the ratio of mass-to-magnetic flux was evaluated. FeSt 1-457 was found to be magnetically supercritical near the center (λ ≃ 2), whereas nearly critical or slightly subcritical at the core boundary (λ ≃ 0.98). Ambipolar diffusion-regulated star formation models for the case of moderate magnetic field strength may explain the physical status of FeSt 1-457. The mass-to-flux ratio distribution for typical dense cores (critical Bonnor-Ebert sphere with central λ = 2 and κ = 1/2-2/3) was calculated, and found to be magnetically critical/subcritical at the core edge, which indicates that typical dense cores are embedded in and evolve from magnetically critical/subcritical diffuse surrounding medium.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018. The American Astronomical Society.

Journal keyword(s): dust, extinction - ISM: magnetic fields - polarization - stars: formation

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