Query : 2001A&A...371..186N

2001A&A...371..186N - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 371, 186-197 (2001/5-3)

A reconsideration of disk properties in Herbig Ae stars.


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This paper presents state-of-the-art spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of four Herbig Ae stars, based in part on new data in the mid and far-infrared and at millimeter wavelengths. The SEDs are discussed in the context of circumstellar disk models. We show that models of irradiated disks provide a good fit to the observations over the whole range of wavelengths. We offer a possible solution to the long-standing puzzle caused by the excess emission of Herbig Ae stars, where a large fraction of the stellar luminosity is re-radiated between ∼1.25 and 7 µm, with a peak at about 3 µm. We suggest that this general behaviour can be caused by dust evaporation in disks where the gas component is optically thin to the stellar radiation, as expected if the accretion rate is very low. The creation of a puffed-up inner wall of optically thick dust at the dust sublimation radius can account for the near-infrared characteristics of the SEDs. It can also naturally explain the H and K band interferometric observations of AB Aur (Millan-Gabet et al., 2001ApJ...546..358M), which reveal a ring of emission of radius ∼0.3AU. Finally, irradiated disk models can easily explain the observed intensity of the 10 µm silicate features and their variation from star to star.

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Journal keyword(s): circumstellar matter - stars: formation

Simbad objects: 4

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Number of rows : 4
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 V* AB Aur Ae* 04 55 45.8458932216 +30 33 04.292077032 7.20 7.16 7.05 6.96 6.70 A0Ve 1042 2
2 V* UX Ori Ae* 05 04 29.9878898040 -03 47 14.286732072 10.25 10.93 8.70 9.62 9.43 A4IVe 359 1
3 V* CQ Tau Ae* 05 35 58.4666264136 +24 44 54.091450572 11.290 10.780 10.000   8.33 F5IVe 302 0
4 V* WW Vul Ae* 19 25 58.7494120560 +21 12 31.333658616 11.46 10.99 10.25 10.38 10.12 A2IVe 223 0

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